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West Manchester Twp. man's rape case dismissed
A West Manchester Township man's charges of rape and aggravated assault were dismissed earlier this month.
Jacob Eakins, 22, was charged in June 2016 with rape and aggravated assault of a West Manchester Township woman, and on Nov. 8 the York County District Attorney's Office dismissed the case.
“The reason it was dismissed (was) because they had no evidence at all," Eakins said.
When reached Wednesday, Nov. 15, Eakins said the DA's office dismissed his case after he passed two polygraph tests showing he didn't commit the alleged acts.
Kyle King, spokesman for the DA's office, said the office would not be commenting beyond what is written in the form that confirmed the charges were dropped.
"As a result of further investigation and information obtained, the commonwealth is unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt," the form reads in part.
Eakins: Eakins, an apprentice electrician, said he never would have thought this would happen.
"I'm a hardworking American. ... I just never would have expected to wake up one day and get my hands cuffed for doing nothing," he said.
Additionally, he said a DNA test from the incident did not show his DNA.
“I think that (West Manchester Township Police) really overlooked the things with the case,” he said.
He said the department "zoned in" on him and did not follow proper procedures.
"I could have lost everything," he said.
A message left for a West Manchester Township Police official was not immediately returned Wednesday.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.