Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has dismissed the charge against a technician who allegedly entered the home of his ex-girlfriend and raped her after the woman refused to offer further evidence.

Brian Parris, 45, was not required to plead to an indictable charge which stated that on August 24, 2018 at Fourth Street, Alberttown he engaged in sexual penetration with a woman without her consent.

However, when the matter was called, the victim told the court that she does not wish to offer evidence.

Based on advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), the matter against Parris was dismissed.

According to information, the victim and Parris shared a relationship which subsequently ended. The court heard that, on the day in question, the woman was relaxing at home when the defendant entered and began conversing with her.

However, a few minutes after, the man forced himself onto the woman and raped her.

The woman then went and reported the matter to the police. An investigation was then carried out and Parris was arrested and charged for the offence.



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