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Judge dismisses rape charge filed against Johnson City man after alleged victim recants

December 19th, 2013 11:42 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Judge dismisses rape charge filed against Johnson City man after alleged victim recants

The aggravated rape charge against a man accused of raping a woman in his car was dismissed in court this week because the woman recanted her story. Carlos Enrique Alegria, 27, 204 Wilson Ave., appeared in Washington County Sessions Court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday. 

He was charged with aggravated rape and resisting arrest, which stemmed from an early morning incident Dec. 12.

 “She recanted. She really doesn’t remember much of what happened. She said she had been drinking heavily,” said Alegria’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Phillip Ratliff, about the woman. She testified during the hearing and said the rape didn’t happen but the two had sex. 

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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