‘Alternate suspect’ in Greg Kelley case charged with sexual assault

Williamson County

The 20-year-old man Greg Kelley’s attorneys have identified as an “alternate suspect” in his case faces a new charge in a sex assault case involving a 15-year-old girl. 

According to an arrest affidavit, Johnathan McCarty is accused of sexually assaulting the girl in July of 2015 at a fraternity party in San Marcos. McCarty would’ve been 18 years old at the time. 

The victim told the Texas Ranger investigating the case she believes McCarty slipped codeine in her soda. The victim said she “blacked out at some point” and somehow ended up at a friend’s house in Williamson County.

The victim said she remembered waking up on a bedroom floor where McCarty was “trying to force himself on her.” The victim said she kept telling him to stop but he didn’t, according to the affidavit. 

The victim said she told friends what happened but did not report the incident to police because she had been smoking marijuana and was intoxicated. 

According to the arrest affidavit, the Texas Ranger interviewed several people who told him that McCarty had allegedly sexually assaulted other women in four different counties. 

McCarty, who has been in the Williamson County Jail since May of 2017, was being held on a probation violation related to drug charges. He is now facing an additional charge of sexual assault of a child. 

Kelley’s attorneys claim McCarty is the other possible suspect and the children might have gotten the two teenagers mixed up.

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