A 33-year-old convicted Baton Rouge sex offender accused in the April rape of a woman in an Airline Highway motel room was arrested Saturday.
Mitchell Lee Johnson, of 2915 Chippewa St., pinned the victim down on a motel room bed, ignored her pleas to stop and raped her on April 30, a Baton Rouge police report says.
The victim told detectives she clearly told Johnson “no” and to stop during the attack, which only ended after she managed to push him off, the report says.
Johnson, who also has several outstanding bench warrants in Baton Rouge district court and is facing a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of second-degree rape.
Johnson was sentenced to two years in prison in 2012 after Baton Rouge police arrested him on a count of second-degree rape, alleging in a police report he’d threatened a 15-year-old girl before raping her. Johnson was charged and pleaded guilty to the lesser felony charge of sexual battery.
He’s also served time in jail for a number of convictions for property crimes, simple battery and second-degree battery, court records show.
When an East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy arrested Johnson on May 16 for failing to register, the deputy noted in a report that Johnson “was in and out of jail during 2014, 2015 and 2016 but failed to contact the Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit during the periods he was out of jail.”
Johnson was released two days later after posting a $10,000 bail. An arrest warrant for second-degree rape was signed exactly two weeks later on June 1.
He remained in jail Sunday afternoon in lieu of $50,000 bail on the rape count.