Prosecutors in Philadelphia have dismissed charges against a former parking lot attendant accused of having raped a woman outside a Philadelphia Eagles game almost four years ago.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says 23-year-old Tiaghgee Daughtry of Tunkhannock, Pa. was scheduled to be freed after Friday’s decision by the district attorney’s office.
A spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement that further investigation convinced officials that they couldn’t prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
A 40-year-old woman told investigators that she was attacked after leaving friends during the October 2008 game to rest on the group’s bus. Police arrested Daughtry based on a DNA match.
Defense attorney Brian Fishman said his client, who said the sex was consensual, felt “extreme elation” after the decision.