New details about Charlamagne tha God’s 2001 rape accusation have surfaced.
Yesterday, Bossip obtained the official police documents that say the radio host’s DNA was not found on the body of his alleged victim–the woman who accused him of raping her when she was only 15-year-old.
“New files from my dismissed assault case in South Carolina were just released […] and I hope this squashes whatever misconceptions people might have about the case,” said Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club. “The documents show that I did everything in my power to fully cooperate with authorities before this case was ultimately dismissed. And, to be honest with you, the past few weeks have really made me regret helping to create an environment that allowed something like this to take place […] But I cannot take responsibility for a crime I did not commit. But, most importantly, I am praying for healing for the victim.”
Bossip’s document show that the police did not find any traces of Charlamagne’s semen on Reid, after analyzing oral, vaginal, and rectal swabs. The report also said that the radio host cooperated with authorities without a warrant or attorney present, and voluntarily submitted blood and semen samples for analysis.
However, legal experts and advocates for sexual assault victims have said that scientific evidence doesn’t exist in most rape cases.
“People expect DNA or scientific evidence in every case and the reality is it doesn’t exist in most cases,” Sangamon County Assistant State’s Attorney Sheryl Essenburg said in a report by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “It’s very much the exception.”
Also, Villanova University law professor Michelle Anderson agreed with Essenburg, saying: “That leap is a misunderstanding of what DNA can and can’t prove. DNA can prove sex occurred. DNA can’t prove that sex didn’t occur.”
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.