Michigan State football signee arrested, charged with extorting underage girl who denied him sex

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Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press
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Venice (Florida) cornerback Steffan Johnson.
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A Michigan State football signee is in jail and accused of a sex crime in Florida.

Incoming cornerback recruit Steffan Johnson was arrested for extortion directing or promoting sexual performance by a child in North Port, Florida, according to a police report obtained by the Free Press on Thursday afternoon.

A message to Michigan State was not immediately returned.

The 18-year-old Johnson is accused of threatening a juvenile female with posting sexual videos of the alleged victim on social media. The video allegedly was recorded when the victim was 15 and Johnson was 17, according to police, and Johnson is accused of threatening “to injure the reputation” of the victim.

The police report said officers responded to a call at 8:41 p.m Wednesday after Johnson visited the girl’s home and asked her to meet him at the end of the street. She did, according to her statement to police, and she said that Johnson asked her to kiss him. She said after she told him no and walked back into her home that she “received a video of herself performing oral sexual acts” on Johnson via text message.

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Johnson, part of Mel Tucker’s first recruiting class, signed with MSU in December and said via social media on April 19 that he planned to visit East Lansing attend the Spartans’ final spring practice, which was Saturday, before he is scheduled to arrive with the rest of his classmates for summer semester.

A three-star recruit according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, Johnson is listed at 6 feet 2 and 185 pounds in the police report.

Contact Chris Solari: csolari@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrissolari.

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