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Jurors receive case in Montana QB's rape trial

MISSOULA (AP) — The jury hearing the rape trial of former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson has begun their deliberations.

The seven-woman, five-man jury heard closing arguments Friday and were sent to deliberate shortly after 1 p.m.

Johnson is charged with sexual intercourse without consent.

Both Johnson and his accuser testified that they had been kissing and had removed some of their clothing while watching a movie at her residence on Feb. 4, 2012. The woman said at some point, Johnson's demeanor changed and he held her down and raped her as she tried to push him away.

Johnson testified that the sex was consensual and the woman even told him it was OK after he said he didn't have a condom.

 

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