Rape charges dropped against Elephant Man after complainant’s death

Earlier on Monday, Elephant Man was freed of rape charges after the prosecution offered no evidence against him when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court. The prosecution said it could offer no evidence against Bryan because the complainant has died and was buried on January 17.

The prosecution confessed that it would not be allowed to submit the complainant’s written statement under the Evidence Amendment Act, after which Justice Marcia Dunbar Green then instructed the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty.

The police said the charges against Bryan stemmed from an incident at his St. Andrew home in January 2012 after a woman filed a police report claiming that the artiste had sexually abused her.

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