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LOS ANGELES : Actor Acquitted in Alleged Rape on ‘Sister Act II’ Set

A jury deliberated less than four hours Wednesday before acquitting an actor of raping a 16-year-old extra last summer on the set of “Sister Act II.”

The jury also found Ron Johnson, 21, not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman, who came forward after seeing news accounts of the extra’s accusations. She accused Johnson of raping her in 1992 after she met him at a house party.

Johnson, who had a role in the movie “Zebrahead” and who got into acting after winning a call-in rap contest on a local radio station, played a student in “Sister Act II.”

The unpaid extra was one of hundreds who were in a school auditorium scene. At his his trial, Johnson conceded that he had had sex with the extra, but he maintained that it was consensual.

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He had never met the other woman, he said, although he acknowledged being at the party she described with his girlfriend and performing raps there.


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