Demarcus Shamir Johnson, an employee of the Sheetz located on East King Street in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, is accused of committing several grave offenses. According to reports, Johnson allegedly raped a teenage girl who was heavily intoxicated and vomiting at the gas station. He is now facing several felony charges, which include statutory sexual assault, rape, and sexual assault of an unconscious individual. Additionally, Johnson has been charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors.
The incident allegedly occurred on October 30th, 2022 when Shippensburg Police Department responded to a call for assistance from EMS, who were attending to a 14-year-old girl who had passed out in the Sheetz bathroom and was vomiting. Initial contact with EMS found the victim laying in vomit and her pants undone. It was later discovered that she couldn’t remember her date of birth, where she lived, or who her mother was. Parents were eventually called when they opened the victim’s phone.
On November 21st, 2022, the victim’s mother told authorities that her oldest daughter informed her that the 14-year-old had been raped by Johnson, an employee at Sheetz, while she was unconscious on the floor of the bathroom. The victim was later interviewed at a Children’s Advocacy Center, where she alleged that she had talked to Johnson at Sheetz on occasion and that he had asked her age. She remembered him saying he was either 20 or 21. The victim’s sister had previously told Johnson to leave the victim alone and told him how old her sister was.
Per court documents, video footage obtained from Sheetz on the night of the purported assault reveals that the victim engaged in a brief exchange with Johnson prior to heading towards the restroom area. Johnson was observed following the victim to the same location, where the two entered the Men’s restroom. The victim did not emerge from the restroom until she was taken away by EMS, while Johnson was seen entering and exiting the restroom several times.
Free on Unsecured Bail
Johnson was initially given a monetary bail of $10,000, but this was later changed to an unsecured bail of $50,000 by Magisterial District Court Judge H. Anthony Adams. Johnson is currently free on the unsecured bail and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 15th.