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Mr Olympia facing rape charge


Added 12 July 2019


Shawn Rhoden’s career has been put on hold after a rape charge. (FP)

NEW YORK – Bodybuilding star and Mr Olympia winner Shawn Rhoden – aka “Flexatron” – has been charged with first-degree rape in Utah, according to cops.

The 44-year-old Jamaican is accused of sexually assaulting a female bodybuilder inside a Courtyard Marriott hotel room back in October. He has not been arrested yet, but a warrant has been issued by Salt Lake County prosecutors.

“On October 12, 2018, the Sandy City Police Department received a report of a sex offence at the Courtyard Marriott in Sandy City and Shawn Rhoden, a 44-year-old male from California, was listed as a suspect,” said Lieutenant Dean Carriger, speaking to The Post yesterday.

“Following an extensive investigation, Sandy Police detectives submitted the case to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office on one allegation of rape against Shawn Rhoden,” Carriger said.

“The DA’s office filed formal charges . . . and a warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest.”

The reigning 2018 Mr Olympia winner was charged with one count of rape and one count of object rape, both first degree felonies. He’s also facing a forcible sexual abuse charge. His arrest warrant was issued on Thursday. (fitnessvolt.com)

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