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Hofstra Student Recants Gang Rape Allegations

Society & Culture  (tags: society, crime, gang rape, charges, recanted, violence, abuse, law, safety )

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NEW YORK (CNN) -- Charges have been dropped against four men accused of raping an 18-year-old student at Hofstra University after the woman recanted her allegations, prosecutors said.


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Dee C (23)
Wednesday September 16, 2009, 9:01 pm
" A judge dismissed all charges Wednesday night and ordered the release of the four men -- Jesus Ortiz, 19; Stalin Felipe, 19; Kevin Taveras, 20; and Rondell Bedward, 21; all of the New York metropolitan area, according to Nassau County, New York, District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

They had been arrested, arraigned and jailed, with bail set at $500,000 each. Each was facing five counts of first-degree rape.

"Late this evening, during the continuation of the Nassau County Police Department's investigation of the allegation, and under questioning by my office's chief trial attorney and chief sex crimes prosecutor, the alleged victim of the sexual assault admitted that the encounter that took place early Sunday morning was consensual," Rice said."

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Friday September 18, 2009, 5:22 am
Sherbet she needs to have the cane wrapped over her knuckles putting those boys through this.. besides they should not of been doing what they were doing

Sheila G (267)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 5:53 am
wonder how the court will view future charges of rape, will there be so much more doubt against the women now? and how many women will use this charge when it is not true, she easily walked away with it with no repercussion, I can't imagine this having happened to my son, and I certainly wouldn't want a daugher of mine charging rape if it hasn't happened. is this going to change the future of how rape is viewed in the courts?
ty for posting Dee, this has had my head spinning.
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