Snohomish County prosecutors decided not to pursue charges against an Issaquah man who was arrested last month when a woman said he sexually assaulted her after they met on MySpace.com.
Deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson said Monday his office has decided not to charge Jonathan Reese, 31, in Snohomish County Superior Court. He was jailed for a time after a 24-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman accused him of rape.
Reese also was charged in Everett District Court with second-degree rape, but that charge was dismissed last month because prosecutors didn’t move it to Superior Court, where felony cases are tried.
Matheson said prosecutors questioned the woman and “there was a question about her version of events.”
Mountlake Terrace police arrested Reese after the woman told investigators that he forced sex on her when she invited him to her home.
Reese told officers that they had consensual sex, documents said.
Police believe the woman and Reese corresponded over the Internet for three weeks before she invited him to her home on May 30.
The woman told investigators the invitation she made to meet Reese came on condition that there would be no sex involved. Police believe Reese agreed to this because of Internet chat logs they recovered, according to court papers.
The woman told police that he chased her into a bedroom, threatened to harm her family and then assaulted her.
Police tracked Reese down by using information from his MySpace.com account, investigators said.
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