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Carroll County man charged with statutory rape

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

An autopsy of a Carroll County teenager contributed to statutory rape charges against a rural Carroll County man on Oct. 31.

The Prosecuting Attorney of Carroll County has charged Theopolis Hughes Johnson II, 43, of rural Carrollton with unclassified felony first-degree statutory rape, according to a report from the Circuit Court of Carroll County.

Last week, his son, Theopolis Johnson III, 17, was charged with the same crime.

The charges occurred after an autopsy of a 13-year-old girl allegedly. At the time of her death, she was more than 22 weeks pregnant, according to the report.

Before the girl's death, she allegedly told her mother Theopolis Johnson II was the fetus's father. The girl later recanted her claim, according to the report.

The Missouri State Technical Assistance Team requested an oral swab from Theopolis Johnson II to assist in determining the fetus's paternity.

Theopolis Johnson II voluntary submitted an oral swab, but allegedly advised his son not to participate in DNA testing, according to the report.

A laboratory report from Paternity Testing Corporation in Columbia stated the probability of paternity is 99.992 percent for Theopolis Johnson III.

Theopolis Johnson II is 1.3 times more likely to the be the grandfather of the deceased girl's fetus than the biological father, according to a probable cause statement from the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol Laboratory DNA analysis indicated semen consistent with Theopolis Johnson II to be present on a vaginal swab taken from the deceased teenager.

Bond for both men was set at $75,000 each.

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Contact Maggie Menderski at mmenderski@marshallnews.com

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com


Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.


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