Suffolk prosecutors have dropped all charges against Rob Mac, who had been accused of drugging and raping a woman in a Boston hotel in November. Initially, both Boston Police and the DA had talked very confidently of their case against the former Hendricken basketball star, stating they had ” video evidence, physical evidence” and a strong case. So, what happened? The DA now claims they do not have enough evidence to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt.” “Based on a review of all available evidence, including information that emerged after the defendant’s arrest, the Commonwealth has determined it cannot prove these charges beyond a reasonable doubt at trial,” prosecutors wrote in a court document known as a nolle prosequi. “The victim has been informed through counsel of this” decision.” “Our responsibility in all cases is to follow the evidence wherever it leads. In some cases that endeavor does not add up to a viable prosecution,” prosecutors said. “We have a duty to recognize that conclusion and to take the appropriate action when it is reached. We have taken that appropriate action today. Out of respect for the privacy of all parties involved we will have no further comment.”
Boston Police had posted on Facebook the dangers of drinks being spiked and used this case in November as a public service announcement warning the public. Boston Police maintain they responded to call from a woman that made rape accusations and tests conducted on her at Tufts medical center were consistent with bruising from a sexual assault. Whatever happened is unknown and now police and the DA have walked away from the case. Rob McClanaghan professed he was not guilty all along and he has been vindicated. Very bizarre behavior by the Suffolk DA who went public with a case that has collapsed.