California drops rape charge against former NFL player Ray McDonald

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.   Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. Ed Szczepanski-UNITED STATES TODAY Sports

A criminal rape cost in opposition to former San Francisco 49ers protecting finish Ray McDonald was disregarded on Monday because his accuser did not want to testify, prosecutors stated.

McDonald was once arrested in 2015 on the rape cost after a girl said he sexually assaulted her at a celebration at his house.

“Despite my highest efforts to persuade the sufferer to testify, she refused,” Deputy Santa Clara County District Lawyer Chris Lamiero said in a commentary. “That’s her criminal right.”

A current member of the 49ers, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, still faces sexual battery in a case involving the identical woman at the related birthday party, said Sean Webby, a spokesman for the district Lawyer’s workplace. He stated he didn’t know if she would testify towards Brooks.

McDonald also faces prosecution on an unrelated misdemeanor cost of violating a restraining order in an unrelated domestic violence case, Webby said.

Neither McDonald nor his Legal Professional can be instantly reached for comment. Brooks’ Legal Professional could also now not immediately be reached.

(Reporting by using Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, California; Editing by Bill Trott)

Let’s block advertisements! (Why?)

Comments are closed.