Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 14, 2013
Tooele man arrested and charged for rape

A Tooele man was arrested last week for allegedly raping a woman.

Devin Johnson

Devin Johnson

Devin Johnson, 19, was booked into the Tooele County Detention Facility on May 6 after Tooele City Police were contacted about a possible sexual assault the day before.

The woman allegedly was with Johnson in his bedroom when he pushed her down onto the bed, took off her clothes and had sex with her against her will, according to a probable cause statement.

The victim told officers she resisted and verbally declined multiple times, but Johnson allegedly restrained her and ignored her urges to stop, according to the statement.

Afterwards, the victim said, she redressed and tried to leave, but Johnson allegedly closed and locked the door, according to the statement. He only opened it after allegedly telling her not to tell anyone about what happened.

When interviewed by officers, Johnson said he and the woman did have sex and that he did hear her tell him “no,” but that it was the heat of the moment and he could not stop. Johnson was charged Wednesday with rape, a first-degree felony, and unlawful detention, a class B misdemeanor. He made his first appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday.

Last September, Johnson pleaded guilty to class A misdemeanor sexual battery for an incident the month before, wherein he had consensual sex with a girl more than four years his junior. He was sentenced to six months in jail in October, with credit granted for 22 days previously served, as well as three years’ probation.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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