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Prosecutor wants rape case text messages sealed

MISSOULA (AP) — The Missoula County Attorney's Office says it's concerned a rape case against suspended Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson is becoming what it calls a "trial of the victim" and has requested that 36,000 text messages from the woman's phone be reviewed privately by the court.

The Missoulian reports ( that Assistant Chief Deputy County Attorney Suzy Boylan filed the motion Thursday. She also wants documents containing the text messages filed under seal.

Johnson has pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent. Prosecutors say he raped an acquaintance while the two were watching a movie in February.

Defense attorneys have requested the prosecution produce the text messages or dismiss the charge against Johnson. The defense has also requested the woman's medical and school records going back to the age of 5.


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