Auburn police arrest suspect on first-degree rape charge

Auburn police arrest suspect on first-degree rape charge
Auburn police arrest suspect on first-degree rape charge (Source: City of Auburn)

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - Auburn police arrested a suspect Thursday on a rape charge.

Johnny Thornton Jr., 53, of Mobile is charged with first-degree rape.

The arrest stems from an investigation that began in December 2019. The victim reported being raped by a known acquaintance and Thornton was identified as the suspect.. He was indicted after findings of the investigation were submitted to a Lee County Grand Jury.

Thornton was transported to the Lee County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond.

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