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Rape Suspect Arrested

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Jeffrey Johnson, photo courtesy of Laurel police department Jeffrey Johnson, photo courtesy of Laurel police department

LAUREL, Miss. - A Laurel man is behind bars after police say he turned himself in.

Officials say 37-year-old Jeffrey Johnson was charged with one count of statutory rape.

Laurel Police Department were dispatched to the emergency room at South Central Regional Medical Center on Saturday.

They say a black female claimed allegations of sexual assault. On Monday, Johnson turned him self in to police.

Officers say this is a sensitive case and no other details can be released.

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