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Johnson charged with assaulting 8-year-old girl

Updated: August 9, 2006, 11:32 PM ET
Associated Press

OCALA, Fla. -- Former NBA All-Star Eddie Johnson was denied bail Wednesday, a day after being arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

Though Johnson told Marion County Judge John Futch that he wanted to represent himself, a public defender was assigned to his defense.

Johnson, 51, was charged Tuesday with sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 and residential burglary for entering the apartment where the girl was staying while her mother ...

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