INDIANAPOLIS – Butler’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson, a former Mr. Basketball in Michigan, has been accused of rape.
A probable cause affidavit of seven pages was filed Thursday in Marion County in connection with a Feb. 4 incident on campus.
Johnson, 19, did not play in his freshman year at Butler after knee surgery.
He was on the bench during games for much of the season but later was absent without explanation. His name was listed on the team’s roster all summer but has since been removed.
A statement by the university said Johnson was charged with rape, attempted rape and sexual battery. The statement also said he is no longer enrolled and has not been allowed on campus since the incident.
“The University takes these allegations very seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, violence, and harassment, per our Sexual Misconduct Policy,” the statement said. “Our top priority is the safety of our students and campus community, and the University provides support and resources to all students.
“Out of respect to the students’ federal privacy rights and the ongoing criminal process, the University is not at liberty to divulge additional information at this time.”
According to the affidavit, officer Lorraine Oguz of Butler’s police department was dispatched to an Irvington House dormitory room at 2:07 a.m. Feb. 4 on a report of a sexual assault with injury. The officer was told a woman had just been raped by a male living in Irvington nicknamed “Scooby.” Officer Robert Cook went to Johnson’s room and knocked on the door, the affidavit said.
Johnson allowed three officers into the room and stated, “I should have told that (b****) to leave,” according to the police document. Cook told Johnson and his roommate, M.T., that the room was a crime scene and they were being detained for investigation.
A medic arrived on the scene to treat the woman, who was transported to Methodist Hospital. During a forensic medical exam at Center of Hope, a nurse found genital injuries to the woman, according to the affidavit.
Butler detective Jeffrey Wager on Feb. 8 requested DNA analysis of blood on Johnson’s boxers, according to the affidavit. On May 11, a report was released showing the blood from one sample matched that of the woman, and a second sample was a mixture of DNA from Johnson and the woman.
Johnson was a part of a recruiting class that was the highest-ranked in Butler history.
By the end of last season, only two of the five freshmen, Chuck Harris and Myles Wilmoth, were available. JaKobe Coles missed most of the year with injury and has transferred to TCU. Myles Tate was injured in the final game.
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