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Police Arrest Man Accused of Groping Students at Rider University

A man accused of inappropriately touching two female Rider University students while they slept in their dorm rooms is now facing numerous charges.

Lawrence police spokesman Lt. Joseph Amodio told that Jon Cannon was arrested Friday. His bail was set at $130,000 and it wasn't known Saturday if he's retained an attorney.

The 24-year-old Hamilton man is charged with criminal sexual contact for allegedly touching a student's breast on Sept. 27, and harassment/offensive touching for allegedly touching another student's shoulder Sept. 11. In both instances, authorities say Canon fled when the women woke up.

Both students' dorm rooms were unlocked, and it's not known how Cannon allegedly entered the buildings. School officials have said he is not a Rider student.

Cannon also faces burglary charges in both incidents.


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