DISMISSED – Rape and Kidnapping
A disagreement between an on-again/off-again girlfriend escalated and resulted in her admitting herself into the hospital alleging that she had been assaulted and raped by client. DNA taken from the alleged victim and a brief investigation by police officers resulted in client being arrested and charged with First Degree Felonies of Rape and Kidnapping as well as Felonious Assault – a felony of the Second Degree. Further, the client was alleged to committed these offenses while on probation for a previous Felonious Assault conviction.
After obtaining Discovery responses from the State of Ohio, we began focusing on the Y-STR DNA results and holes in the alleged victim's version of events. Based upon our investigation and negotiations with the prosecuting attorney resulted in a dismissal of the Rape and Kidnapping charges and a plea reduced non-sex offense. The client was placed on Community Control and released from jail on that day.