NORMAN — A Cleveland County District Court jury on Thursday found a 31-year-old man not guilty of first-degree rape.
The jury deliberated for two hours Thursday afternoon before returning the verdict in the case against Melvin Louis Johnson III, of Norman.
Johnson was charged with one count of first-degree rape in June 2009 following an alleged assault June 13 at an apartment on Chalmette Drive. The woman alleged Johnson assaulted her while she was sleeping inside the apartment. The case was tried before Associate District Judge Stephen Bonner.
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