According to ESPN, Carlos "Scooby" Johnson Jr. has been arrested for charges of sexual misconduct that took place at a dormitory on the campus of Butler University located at 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
On August 12, 2021, Carlos "Scooby" Johnson Jr., also known as Mr. Basketball, was arrested, facing felony rape and sexual battery allegations. According to court records, the incident allegedly took place on February 4th inside of the college dormitory.
Police were called to the scene of the incident at 2:07 a.m. on February 4, 2021. An investigation found evidence that matched the victim's DNA and blood on the suspect's boxers.
The university stated that Johnson is no longer enrolled at Butler University. He did not play on the basketball team last season due to an ACL injury and is not listed on this season's roster.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson provides commentary regarding victims who have been sexually abused on a college campus. Jeff shares his insight regarding the legal options below:
“Often, college and university students attend schools that are far from home, and it can be their first time living outside the security of their parents. Universities and colleges have a legal obligation to provide a level of security on the campus, especially around dormitories. Safety measures, such as surveillance cameras, proper lighting, and accessible reporting systems should be implemented and used to ensure the students' well-being.”
“If the proper safety measures have not been implemented for students, families should look at legal options in the event their child is abused. The security and protection of the students should be a high priority. However, if their actions are found lacking, any victim of a crime on the campus could prove grounds for a civil lawsuit. The victims may even be entitled to compensation. In the event of sexual abuse on campus, the victim is advised to seek the counsel of an experienced sexual abuse attorney."