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Jul 31, 2012 8:49 PM by Siera Santos

University of Montana quarterback charged with rape

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson has been charged with raping an acquaintance in February.

Missoula County Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney Suzy Boylan filed the sexual intercourse without consent charge against Johnson in state court late Tuesday afternoon.

The felony charge stems from allegations by a woman identified as Jane Doe who told authorities that Johnson raped her while they watched a movie in her room.

Boylan writes that bail has not been set and that Johnson's attorney has assured prosecutors that the quarterback will appear voluntarily when summoned.

Johnson attorney David Paoli released a statement that says Johnson maintains his innocence and he looks forward to clearing his name.

University President Royce Engstrom tells KGVO that upon verification of the charge, Johnson will be suspended from team activities.

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