Police constable Jason Adams, attached to the local constabulary was cleared of an attempted rape charge on Monday, after the virtual complainant informed the High Court that she had chosen not to proceed with the matter.
When crown counsel Kaylia Toney asked the complainant whether she was beaten, threatened, or promised anything to come to that decision, she said no.
Toney, then indicated to the Court that the crown was withdrawing the charge.
Adams, 28, of Stubbs was initially charged with raping the woman, who was in her twenties, at the time of the alleged incident, which had reportedly occurred on April 27, 2019.
But that charge was subsequently reduced to attempted rape. The new indictment was filed on June 8, 2022.
Adams pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned on the new indictment at the Criminal Assizes.
But it was when the case came up for case management at the High Court on Monday, and the complainant was summoned, she indicated that she did not want to proceed.
Attorney Duane Daniel represented the accused.
Source :The Vincentian