Champaign man accused of raping teen girl twice

Champaign man accused of raping teen girl twice

URBANA — A Champaign man accused of raping a teen girl twice in 2016 remains jailed in lieu of $250,000.

Davon L. Rodgers, 26, of the 1200 block of North Sixth Street, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of criminal sexual assault following his arrest Wednesday afternoon at a Champaign home.

A warrant had been issued for Rodgers' arrest in mid-December after the state's attorney's office filed charges alleging sexual assaults that happened in February and March 2016.

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said the victim, a teen, only recently disclosed to a relative what Rodgers had allegedly done to her while he was visiting in her family's home.

Police from Champaign, Urbana and the sheriff's office got involved because of the locations where the assaults allegedly happened, Surles said. The matter came to the attention of authorities in November.

Court records show Rodgers had a previous conviction for possession of a stolen vehicle stemming from a 2011 holdup in Urbana. He was initially sentenced to probation but that was revoked and in 2015 he was resentenced to prison, receiving boot camp.

Judge John Kennedy told Rodgers to be back in court March 20. If convicted, he faces penalties ranging from probation to four to 15 years in prison.

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