A 27-year-old saw his rape charge dropped after prosecutors said they lost contact with the alleged victim.
Isaiah Teres Eckhart, charged in 2019, saw a single count of sexual intercourse without consent dropped on Friday. He had been accused of raping a 14-year-old.
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Prosecutors said they could not locate the victim and filed a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice, allowing them to refile in the future.
Yellowstone County District Judge Michael Moses granted the motion.