Florida’s Keyontae Johnson Investigated by Police in Alleged Sexual Assault

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Florida’s Keyontae Johnson Investigated by Police in Alleged Sexual Assault

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Florida Gators forward Keyontae Johnson has been formally accused of sexual assault, according to court records obtained by T.J. Legacy-Cole of WUFT. He has not been formally charged. 

The alleged assault took place at a pool party last month, and Gainesville Police have been investigating Johnson for a month, according to Legacy-Cole.

“I’m confident once the facts come out, no charges will be filed,” Johnson’s attorney, Ron Kozlowski, told Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel. “Keyontae didn’t commit a crime, didn’t do anything wrong. That will be apparent once the facts are out.”

The alleged assault occurred at an off-campus apartment Feb. 26. Johnson’s accuser had reportedly been drinking hours before the party and during it. She contacted police Feb. 28 after undergoing a sexual assault exam.

Earlier this month, Gainesville police listened in on a phone call between Johnson and his accuser. The Florida basketball player said he had unprotected sex with the woman after she was intoxicated, according to Legacy-Cole. He said during the call that he had asked for her consent.

Two witnesses described the woman accusing Johnson of sexual assault as “heavily intoxicated” and “not making any sense” at the time the alleged assault occurred, according to police. 

Johnson and the woman accusing him are listed as friends in court documents. They had a previous sexual encounter in August, but since then, the woman has “made it clear to the DEF that she did not want to have sexual intercourse any more,” according to the report.

Johnson has not practiced or played in a game for the Gators since collapsing unexpectedly against Florida State in December 2020. Since then, he has served as a player-coach for the team and made a ceremonial start against the Kentucky Wildcats on senior day earlier this month. 

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