A Michigan State football recruit has been accused of threatening to release video of an underage girl performing a sex act on him if she refused his advances, police said.
Steffan Lamar Johnson, an 18-year-old incoming cornerback who signed with MSU in December, was arrested in North Port, Florida, on charges of extortion and transmission of a sexual performance by a child, WWSB reported.
Cops in North Port responded to a call from the girl’s father, who claimed Johnson threatened to post video of his daughter if she didn’t have sex with him, according to the report.
The video was allegedly recorded when the victim was 15 and Johnson was 17, according to a police report obtained Thursday by the Detroit Free Press.
Johnson is accused of threatening to post the footage on social media in an attempt to “injure the reputation” of the girl, whose father contacted cops Wednesday, according to the newspaper.
Johnson had earlier visited the