Rex Orange County charges dropped

All charges have been dropped against Rex Orange County in sexual assault case

‘The CPS reviewed the evidence and decided that there is no merit in this case going to trial’

Rex Orange County has shared a statement on his social media saying that all charges against him in his sexual assault case have been dropped. In October of this year, Alex O’Connor was charged with six counts of sexual assault and he plead not guilty to all charges at Southwark Crown Court.

According to The Sun, the musician was accused of assault a woman on six occasions in June 2022. He allegedly assaulted the woman twice in London, once in a taxi and three times in his Notting Hill home. He was set to stand trial on January 3rd 2023. He denied all of these.

In a statement on his social media, Alex O’Connor has revealed that all charges against him have been dropped. He said: “Today, all charges against me have been dropped. The Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the evidence and decided that there is no merit in this case going to trial. I have always denied these allegations and am grateful that the independent evidence has cleared me of any wrongdoing. I have never assaulted anyone and I do not condone violence or abusive behaviour of any kind.

“I would like to Clarify some details around what I was accused of, as I have not been able to address this until now and inaccuracies about the case have circulated. I was wrongly accused of touching someone one evening on their leg, neck, back, and bottom. That led to six charges of sexual assault.

“The only evidence against me was the individual’s account. However, CCTV footage obtained by the police contradicted their version of events. Their partner was also present throughout the evening in question and gave a statement to the police which did not support the allegations against me. It’s been a difficult time for everyone involved and I’d like to thank the people who have helped me through it as well as my family and loved ones for their continued support.”

A CPS spokesperson said: “CPS prosecutors have a duty to keep each case under review. Having carefully considered all the evidence, our legal test for a prosecution was no longer met and so we will not be continuing a prosecution.

“We will always seek to prosecute sexual offences, where our legal test is met, no matter how challenging.”

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