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Proceedings Discontinued Over Rape Allegation

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

CRIMINAL proceedings have been discontinued against a man accused of a sexual assault of a woman.

Garon Grant, 28, faced a single charge of rape stemming from an alleged incident with a woman on April 24, 2014.

He was scheduled to stand trial yesterday. However, prosecutor Algernon Allen II presented a nolle prosequi signed by the attorney general asking that the charge be discontinued against him.

Richard Bootle, lawyer for the accused, was also served with the document, as was Justice Vera Watkins.

The Office of the Attorney General could bring the case against Grant again at any time in the Supreme Court, but it is unlikely.

Grant had denied the allegation since his formal arraignment in Supreme Court last September.

A person tried and conviction of rape faces between seven years and life imprisonment.

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