Man accused of compelling woman into bestiality act walks free from court after charges against him are dropped
An Adelaide man who was accused of raping a woman and compelling her to participate in an act of bestiality with a dog has had the case against him dropped in court.
Jason Alexander Clare, 22, was charged with engaging in sexual intercourse with a person without consent and compelling a person to engage in an act of bestiality over an incident alleged to have happened on April 1 in the CBD.
But, the defendant had the charges against him dropped in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
At an earlier hearing the police prosecutor said the charges were “likely” to be withdrawn at the next appearance.
The court previously heard Mr Clare had intellectual disabilities and the woman’s version of events “made no sense”.
Christina Chrisakis, for the defence, said in September that the complainant claimed to have been spiked with acid.
The court heard the woman claim that Mr Clare called out to a neighbour who brought a dog over and then somehow disappeared.
“The prosecution will have considerable difficulty proving the charges,” the lawyer said.
“There’s no dog. They can’t find the dog. She said it was the neighbour’s but there is no neighbour with that dog.
“The story doesn't make sense.”
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