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Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

Posted on: December 15, 2011 3:29 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2011 3:29 pm
 
Edelman was accused of groping a woman at a Halloween party. Those charges were dropped Thursday. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Julian Edelman, who has played offense, defense and special teams for the Patriots this season, was arrested November 1 after allegedly groping a woman at a Boston Halloween party.

On Thursday, Suffolk County prosecutors dropped the case on the grounds that they wouldn't have been able to meet the burden of proving the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.

“After a thorough investigation of this case by the Boston Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit … the Commonwealth has concluded that it would not be able to meet its burden at trial of proving each of the elements of indecent assault and battery beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutors said in a document filed in court today, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office (via the Boston Globe).

According to the police report, Edelman "reached under" a woman’s party costume and "grabbed her [crotch]." At the time, a male witness told police he watched as the alleged victim’s face changed into "an expression of shock" at the time of the reported sexual assault.

The statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office noted that, “The evidence suggests that [Edelman] approached a woman on the dance floor and took her hand briefly. Review of the videotape indicates that the physical contact between the two was fleeting ... and did not meet the elements of any crime."

Prosecutors said that contact must be proven to be intentional in order to bring an indecent assault and battery prosecution, adding: “Prosecutors could not prove these elements with the evidence contained in the surveillance imagery, witness statements, and other sources.”

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Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

Apparently, Suffolk County prosecutors feel the same way after "checking the facts"...



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

Might want to check your facts



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

Reports I heard were "the male witness" was a friend/boyfriend. He was the one who recognized Edelman and said" do you know that is a NE Patriots player"? Clearly, this was an attempted fleecing.. Thank God for the security video to expose the gold-diggin' whoe.

Julian, stay home and study your playbook. NFL players are targets in public to anyone who sees the the opportunity... Don't risk it. Bill has already warned you I am sure...



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:30 am
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

I guess Ben Rapethisburger gave Edelman the number for a good lawyer
WHy would you say that?  Ben wasn't even charged, Edelman was.  Yet Ben got a 4 game suspension from GOD-Hell.  Where is the 8 games for Edelman?????


RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:48 am
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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

If being a little obnoxious at a party is a crime, you may as well lock most guys up for at least one bonehead move. Glad this is put to rest. Being a little offended by the actions of a beligerent is understandable, but it is not the end of the world. People are always in conflict...let's just relax a little and not be so uptight about something so minor.


SeanAvery4
Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 7:59 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

He plays for new england, what do u expect?



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

I believe Sam Hurd is looking for a few good guys Edelman if you really need something to do in your spare time 



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Groping charges dropped against Julian Edelman

I guess Ben Rapethisburger gave Edelman the number for a good lawyer


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