Wallowa County Chieftain
The case against a 16-year-old juvenile charged as an adult with the Measure 11 offense of Rape in the First Degree was dismissed by Judge Russell B. West in Wallowa County Circuit Court Dec. 6.
The dismissal came at the request of Wallowa County Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Frolander after “missing” evidence was discovered affecting the case was found in the sheriff’s office.
The defendant, whom the Chieftain has not named, is still being charged with sex abuse in the second degree as a juvenile.
Bail money in the case was returned to the defendant’s parents, and his release agreement was renegotiated.
The Chieftain will continue to update this story.