Statutory rape charge withdrawn against seventh man
A charge of statutory rape has been withdrawn against another man at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
It follows a week when six men, including Mr C, had similar charges against them dropped.
Today's case involves a 28-year-old Dublin man who had not yet entered a plea to a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 17 years of age between December 1st 2003 and January 27th 2004.
A nolle prosequi was entered on behalf of the DPP.
There was no mention in court as to whether the State intends to bring fresh charges against him.
Mr C and five others were re-arrested on Wednesday as soon as they left the court and were charged with the lesser offence of sexual assault.