Prosecutors won't charge man with rape after accusation on Wednesday
The suspect arrested Wednesday evening after a Pittsfield Township woman reported she was raped on a picnic table near their home will not be charged, according to police.
Pittsfield Township police said Thursday that Washtenaw County prosecutors decided not to pursue charges against the 32-year-old man who was arrested Wednesday.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie and Washtenaw County Deputy Assistant Prosecutor Steve Hiller did not immediately return calls.
Police said Wednesday that the 19-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were sitting on a picnic table near Crystal Drive and Packard Road. The woman reported that the man asked her for sex and she denied his request, according to police.
Police said the man was accused of raping her immediately afterwards.
The man and woman are known to each other and live together at a residence near the area, police said. The woman went back to her home and called police, who responded to the home and arrested the man, according to police.
The man was lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail Wednesday and the woman was taken to an area hospital.