St. Louis, Missouri 2021-11-24 14:00:00 –
NS. Louis — Wednesday’s prosecutor dismissed a lawsuit against a former police officer accused of forcing a woman to have sexual activity while on duty in 2015.
Former St. Louis police officer Jon Stewart’s lawyer, Neil Brantreger, said the case was set up for a bench trial but was withdrawn because the accusing woman was no longer cooperating. The prosecutor wrote in a motion that he “will not proceed with this proceeding,” but if he chose to do so, he could eventually resubmit it.
Stewart was first charged in sodomy in 2018 after a woman said she had responded to her home for a stolen car call around 10 pm on June 12, 2015. According to court documents, the woman then entered the apartment and forced her to have sexual activity.
In May, Stewart’s lawyer either dismissed the proceedings because he admitted that he had verbally agreed to sexual activity in the April 2021 testimony proceedings and another testimony proceedings from an unrelated civil lawsuit in 2020. I asked the court to exclude the woman from the testimony.
“In a statement of her possible causes, the victim claims she did not give consent,” the motion said. “(In a later testimony record) she declared loudly to the defendant that she had agreed to the sexual activity alleged in this case.”
The prosecution claimed that the woman only agreed because she was afraid of what would happen if she did not agree. According to court documents, she was alone at home with four young children at the time.
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