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Ridgeland Police searching for rape suspect

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Romaro Johnson   Source: Ridgeland Police Dept. Romaro Johnson Source: Ridgeland Police Dept.
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Ridgeland Police were heavily patrolling the Greenbrook neighborhood Monday in search of 35 year old Romaro D. Johnson. 

Johnson was accused of raping a 15 year old girl.

"Obviously when we got a victim that is 15 years old and this gentleman's 35 we're not sure what he's capable of at this point," said Ridgeland Police Lt. John Neal. "This was a violent act against this juvenile."

The sexual assault happened just after 4:00 a.m. Sunday at a home on Greenbrook Drive.

Lt. Neal said the teenage girl was staying at a friend's house when they decided to walk over to the residence. 

While the friend was in another room, police said Johnson took the teen to the backyard.

"It was reported to us that there was a knife that was displayed during the attack," Lt. Neal said.  "She was fearful at that time.  She was given verbal commands to stop. He displayed the knife to make her comply."

After the attack the 15 year old called police from a location on Wheatley Street. 

Romaro Johnson had fled the residence by the time officers arrived. 

He was no stranger to Ridgeland law enforcement. 

Romaro has been arrested before for misdemeanor violations including malicious mischief and lying to police officers. 

If you have any information about Johnson's whereabouts call Ridgeland Police at 601-856-2121.

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