Elephant Man freed of rape charges after complainant died Featured

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Dancehall superstar Elephant Man dogged a major bullet when the 34 year-old complainant in the rape case against him suddenly died. The woman, who is of Chinese ethnicity, had made a complaint that she had been raped at the deejay's Hillcrest home in 2012.   
The was freed of rape charges after the prosecution offered no evidence against him when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court this morning on charges of rape, buggery and grievous sexual assault. 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 assaulted her. Attorney at law Jacqueline Asher appeared on behalf of attorney Linda Wright who represented Bryan. 


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