The sexual assault case against Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle has ended as prosecutors decided to drop all charges. In their opinion, they would not be able to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Valle had been facing five felony counts of sexual assault stemming from two alleged incidents in 2006 and 2010. Shortly after his arrest and release on bail in 2010, the case was moved from the Kings County District Attorney’s office to the Attorney General’s office, citing fears of conflicts of interest.
For the past two years, the case has been pending against Valle, who was allowed to continue serving as a Supervisor. With the charges dropped, Valle will turn his full attention to his upcoming re-election, which will be on the June ballot.
His attorneys said that the complaining women did not tell the truth to investigators.
From the Fresno Bee:
All criminal charges against Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle in a sexual assault case have been dropped.
The Attorney General’s Office, which was prosecuting the case, said the charges were dropped this morning in Kings County Superior Court.
“We felt we couldn’t prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Lynda Gledhill, spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Press Office.
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