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Roger Lewis Jr. Arrested: Ex-Ohio State Recruit Charged With Rape

Roger Lewis Jr Arrest Ohio State

First Posted: 02/ 1/2012 1:07 pm Updated: 02/ 1/2012 1:07 pm

Roger Lewis Jr., a former football recruit for Ohio State, was arrested on Tuesday by police in Pickerington, Ohio and charged with two counts of rape, according to ThisWeek Community Newspapers.

"Our departments spent a great deal of time investigating this case," said Fairfield County Prosecutor Gregg Marx, via USA Today. "It is expected to be presented to the Fairfield County grand jury soon."

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According to The Columbus Dispatch, Lewis is being held at the county jail and his bond has been set at $250,000.

The high school receiver had verbally committed to Ohio State in August and was expected to be a part of the 2012 recruiting class that is being finalized this week. But he reportedly had to reopen his recruitment due to academic problems.

Lewis' high-school coach, Pickerington Central's Jay Sharrett, told The Columbus Dispatch this past weekend that he would be surprised if he signs a letter of intent with OSU and Lewis is also considering Marshall and Bowling Green.

Rivals.com gives Lewis a four-star rating and ranks him as the 20th best recruit in the state of Ohio.


WATCH: Lewis talks about maturity during his senior season at Pickerington Central.



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