(Bay City News) Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen today announced his office would not file criminal charges in the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl by De Anza College baseball players at a house party in 2007.
He said, "What happened on March 3, 2007, at 349 South Buena Vista Ave. in San Jose was reprehensible. It was inexcusable ... however, the district attorney's office cannot prove that a crime occurred and therefore will not file criminal charges."
The decision of the district attorney's office reaffirmed the conclusion of a civil trial earlier this year where a Santa Clara County jury found that there was no negligence on the part of the defendants, Christopher Knopf and Kenneth Chadwick.
The defendants were found not liable and did not have to pay damages to the victim, who was seeking $7.5 million.
The civil trial came four years after the victim, who is now 21, claimed she was gang-raped by a group of baseball players at a party in San Jose on March 3, 2007.