“And I don’t believe there was sufficient evidence to have charged it in the first place.” —Elisabeth Trefonas, Teton County public defender
Teton County and Prosecuting Attorney Erin Weisman asked that an August sexual assault case be dismissed, a request that Judge Melissa Owens granted Nov. 8 in Teton County District Court.
Hafid Herrera, 21, was facing charges of sexual assault in the first degree after a witness reported seeing an encounter that did not look consensual around 3 a.m. in the Snake River Brewing parking lot.
The charge was filed Aug. 29, a little over a week after the alleged assault, in Teton County Circuit Court, and the case was bound over to District Court on Sept. 15.
When the woman was interviewed at 4 p.m. the next day, she could not recall what happened and had little recollection of how she got home.