Sex Charge Dropped After Woman Recants Story

A man charged with second degree sexual offense will not face prosecution after the alleged victim recanted her previous allegations.

The Onslow County District Attorney's office says charges have been dropped against Theron Russel Inman. He was accused of forcing a 22 year old victim to perform a sexual act upon him.

The D.A.'s office says it received a notarized statement purported to be signed by the victim recanting previous allegations and included statements that the sexual act was consensual. The woman then told prosecutors she made the statement of her own free will and that no one had threatened or coerced her into recanting her previous allegations.

The woman said that when she made the initial allegation of the sexual assault against Inman, she was having mental problems. According to the victim, she confused a flashback of a prior assault with her consensual encounter with Inman.


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  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 10, 2009 at 09:29 AM
    wonder how many have to register as sex offenders because of lies like hers.their lives ruined forever.
  • by southern man Location: greenville on Aug 8, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    and what is her name now that you have given us his before you know who was guilty.
  • by Cletus Location: New Bern on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    Have them sign a statement and then mail it to yourself and do not open the envelope until something comes up and then have the authorities open it. Convincing evidence of a consensual act. A new meaning to the term "contract".
  • by Strawberry Location: Plymouth on Aug 6, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    To RealityCheck its down all the time when individuals go to the police station and say that their boy/girl friend has threatened or assaulted them. The police in turn automatically goes and arrests this person and gives them 48 hours in jail without knowing whether the allegation is true or not. Then they have to post bail or wait until the scheduled court date.
  • by RealityCheck Location: Washington Park on Aug 5, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    Poor guy. How many other times has this happened to individuals? Why was an individual charged with a crime soley based on one person's accusation without evidence? How often does this really happen?
  • by RobH Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    And she should be charged with filing a false report.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    Gonna have to get a consent form signed in advance with 2 witnesses and a police officer present as its far too easy for a woman to claim rape and then your life is forever changed.
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    This is why we should never jump to conclusions. We all to often automatically assume " gulty until proven innocent " This woman should now be charged and punished for her lies.
  • by crazy in nc Location: NC on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    well that goes to show how things get messed up. i pray for his sake that it didn't destory his rep. but it probably did i realy feel sorry for him now.
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