Prosecutors Drop Sexual Assault Case Against Julian Edelman
New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman no longer faces sexual assault charges as prosecutors have dropped the case due to their inability to meet the burden of proof necessary for a trial, according to CBSBoston.com.
“Specifically, a review of both witness statements and video surveillance has revealed that the Commonwealth would be unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally engaged in a harmful or offensive touching of the complainant that would be regarded by society as immodest, immoral, and improper,” prosecutors said in a document filed in court Thursday.
Edelman was charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman at Storyville, a nightclub, on Nov. 1. The 25-year-old has played in various positions for the Patriots including wide receiver, defensive back and punt returner.