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Rape case dropped against Guyana police chief

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) – A judge has dismissed rape charges against the police chief of the South American country of Guyana.

Chief Justice Ian Chang issued a ruling late Thursday saying prosecutors did not have sufficient evidence for the case against Henry Greene to go forward.

Greene had previously obtained a court order that temporarily barred anyone from charging him with a crime.

He was placed on leave in December after a 34-year-old woman accused him of raping her at a hotel in late November and said officers refused to take her complaint. Greene has denied the allegations and said the sex was consensual.

Chang said prosecutors could file new charges if they found more evidence in the case.

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