Indianapolis prosecutors have charged former Butler basketball player Carlos “Scooby” Johnson Jr. with felony rape and sexual battery for a February incident in a dormitory, according to court records.
Campus police responded to a dorm for a report of a sexual assault with injury and found a woman who claimed a male living there nicknamed “Scooby” had just raped her, a probable cause affidavit shows.
“I should have told that bitch to leave,” Johnson told three officers in his room, police said. An officer then informed Johnson and his roommate tha their room was a crime scene. Days later, a Butler detective requested DNA analysis of blood found on Johnson’s boxers and one sample was later found to match that of the woman.
The woman had been taken to a hospital after the alleged rape and a nurse found that she had genital injuries, authorities said.
Johnson is no longer enrolled at Butler, the university said in a statement.
“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 Butler athletic department said in a statement. “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.”
He is also no longer listed on the team’s roster on the athletic department’s website. He did not play for the Bulldogs last season because of a torn ACL in his left knee.
If convicted on all charges, Johnson faces more than 30 years in prison, the Detroit News reported.
The four-star, 6-foot-6, 230-pound prospect was previously named “Mr. Basketball” for Division 2 in Michigan in 2020.