Man accused of getting woman to perform sex act with neighbourhood dog likely to have charges dropped, court hears
A man accused of raping a woman and arranging for her to engage in a sex act with a neighbourhood dog will soon have the case against him dropped, a court has heard.
Jason Alexander Clare, 22, has been charged with engaging in sexual intercourse with a person without consent and compelling a person to engage in an act of bestiality.
However, during his appearance in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday, the prosecutor flagged the charges, alleged to have occcured on April 1 this year in Adelaide CBD, would likely soon be dropped.
“It's likely the matter will be withdrawn on the next occasion,” he said.
The prosecutor asked for the matter to be adjourned for two weeks time.
Magistrate David McLeod granted the request and Mr Clare will appear again later this month.
The court previously heard the allegations against the defendant would be contested because the complainant’s version of events “doesn’t make sense”.
The court has previously heard the woman and the accused have intellectual disabilities.
The woman claimed in her police statement that she was spiked with acid and that Mr Clare called out to a neighbour.
The neighbour brought over a dog and it later “somehow” disappeared, the court heard the statement 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,” Mr Clare’s lawyer Christina Chrisakis said last month.
“She isn’t able to particularise what occurred on that occasion; she jumps back and forth and I appreciate she does have some mental health issues but I dare say she may not come up to proof.
“There are statements from a number of witnesses who allegedly had been spoken to by the complainant and were advised of what happened — none of who contacted police or raised any alarm.”
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