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Alabama commitment, Deon "DJ" Johnson, arrested for second degree rape, sodomy

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University of Alabama football commitment and Spanish Fort standout athlete, Deon "DJ" Johnson, 18, was booked at the Baldwin County Corrections Center at 8:43 p.m. on Thursday night, charged with second-degree rape and sodomy.

Read the arrest report (PDF)

According to Alabama Law Code 13A-6-62:

(a) A person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if:

(1) Being 16 years old or older, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 and more than 12 years old; provided, however, the actor is at least two years older than the member of the opposite sex.

(2) He or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective.

(b) Rape in the second degree is a Class B felony.

If found guilty, Johnson faces 2-20 years in prison, according to Alabama State Rape Statutes.  The alleged victim's age has not been released.

Alabama Rape Statutes (PDF)

According to a Daphne Police spokesperson, a complaint was filed against Johnson by the parents of the alleged victim, which led to an investigation.  The spokesperson said they "found enough evidence for an arrest."

Johnson turned himself into police yesterday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

He is rated a 4-star athlete by 247sports.com, and has been committed to Alabama since April 14.  As a junior last year, he hauled in 19 touchdown catches.

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