Michael Kobulnicky, a former San Diego Tea Party spokesperson and Mormon Church leader, had faced charges of kidnapping and sexual assault for a sexual encounter that he said was consensual. Prosecutors dropped all charges Thursday morning.
Kobulnicky was emotional and cried when John Reis, a district attorney, announced that charges were dropped.
He spoke on Thursday after being released, but did not want to talk about the case.
"I just wanted to clear my name," he said.
The victim of a recent sexual assault spoke in open court Monday claiming the police have arrested the wrong man.
At a pretrial hearing Monday, the alleged victim spoke in open court telling the judge that Kobulnicky was not the man who raped her.
Laura Chiles, who told NBCSanDiego to use her full name, told the judge, "This is the wrong man you people have."
"This man is not the man who attacked me," she said.
I wrote this eleven days ago:
May I be frank? If Kobulnicky is proven guilty of crime with which he is charged, let the bastard rot.
Whether or not Kobulnicky is a tea partier is irrelevant because tea partiers condemn all rape regardless.
That's more than any progressive has ever said of any of the Occupy rapes, yes, plural rapes. Conservatives don't check our principles at the party door, unlike some who ignore the suffering of rape victims for fear of compromising their "rage against the machine," the same machine they'll likely vote for this fall. MACHINE2012!
I'm waiting for the rest of MSM to acknowledge this story, as well as for progressive propaganda outlets such as Media Matters and Think Progress to correct their earlier reporting with a new piece on this story.