Ex-College Football Star Justin Crawford Facing Child Sex Charges

According to police, former West Virginia star running back Justin Crawford, 23, admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

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The Ledger-Enquirer reports that Crawford was spotted by his wife standing over the young girl in a [sexual situation] in the living room of the couple’s Columbus home at about 5 a.m on Saturday morning.

Crawford’s wife allegedly went back to bed, but could not stop thinking about what she saw, a police detective testified Monday in a Columbus courtroom during Crawford’s preliminary hearing.

The girl told her mother and investigators she was asleep in the living room when Crawford began to sexually assault her.

A rape kit has since been administered on the girl. Crawford is facing charges of incest, child molestation sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purpose, all felonies. He’s currently being held without bond.

Crawford was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in his senior season at West Virginia. Later he would go on to sign as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2018 but was dropped in September according to the team’s website.

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