A judge dismissed sexual assault charges against Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed on Thursday, saying the alleged victim’s story didn’t add up.
“I don’t find her to be a very credible witness,” 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King said, dismissing the case before it went to circuit court trial.
Reed expressed relief outside the courtroom.
“I am extremely happy,” he said. “I still wonder how I got charged.”
Reed was accused of sexually assaulting the 45-year-old woman in a hotel room at the Motor City Casino and then demanding she leave.
He faced up to 15 years in prison.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office has not said whether it plans to appeal.
“At this time a decision has not been made regarding an appeal of the dismissal of the case, it will be announced at a later date,” Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller said.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.