Teen arrested for sexually assaulting child

A Boone County teen was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 at his residence north of Columbia.

17-year-old Cody A. Riley is being held in the Boone County Jail awaiting bond to be set on two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy.

The victim was taken by a family member to Boone Hospital Center, where deputies began an investigation.

Riley and the victim are known to each other but do not live at the same residence.

This case is still under investigation and we will provide updates as soon as they become available.