Rape charge dropped against caregiver

  • Mon Jan 11th, 2010 10:59pm
  • News

MARYSVILLE — Prosecutors on Monday dropped a third-degree rape charge against a former adult family home caregiver.

Dominque Uy, of Mukilteo, was accused of sexually assaulting a man in 2008 while working at the Welcome Home Adult Family Home.

Prosecutors charged Uy in June after the man told investigators he’d been sexually assaulted three different times.

Uy denied the allegations. She told investigators that the man made advances toward her while she was comforting him.

The charge was dropped for lack of evidence, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Tammy Bayard wrote in court papers filed Monday in Snohomish County Superior Court.

During their investigation into the allegations, detectives also found evidence that Uy’s husband was already married to another woman when he and Uy wed on Sept. 24, 2008.

Prosecutors charged Henry Paul Berry with bigamy. He filed a marriage certificate, claiming that he was a widower, court papers said.

Investigators learned that Berry’s wife was living in an Everett nursing home. The couple have been married for more than 40 years.