Former West Virginia running back Justin Crawford was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and sodomy charges.

Crawford was arrested last October after a 12-year-old girl told her mother that Crawford approached her while she was asleep in his living room and had her perform oral sex on him, then engaged in intercourse, according to testimony from a police detective.

The 24-year-old Crawford had been previously known as the top running back at West Virginia for two seasons.

During his college career, he amassed 2,244 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.

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He signed with the Atlanta Falcons as undrafted free agent in 2018, but was cut in September.

He later played for the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football,

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