No charges in two Nevada County sex cases
April 4, 2014
The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office has opted against filing charges in two separate, recent sexual assault cases.
One stems from the mid-March arrest of a Lake of the Pines man after a woman reported he had assaulted her.
The alleged victim told Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies that she had been at a bar with Dallas Joshua James Myers, 27, and other friends, and that they subsequently all went to Myers’ residence.
He reportedly began complimenting her on her looks and propositioned her, then grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.
Investigators recovered evidence that reportedly supported her statement, and subsequently arrested Myers on suspicion of forcible sexual penetration.
Myers was booked and released on $100,000 bail.
The second case involves a Grass Valley rape arrest dating back to February.
Rama Gandhi Taylor, 38, of Washington, was arrested after a woman called the Grass Valley Police Department to report having been sexually assaulted.
A detective contacted Taylor in Washington and took him into custody on suspicion of rape after reportedly obtaining evidence that supported the victim’s claim. On March 20, Nevada County Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Ow said she had not filed charges, but that the Taylor case remained under review.
On April 1, Ow would say only that “I can confirm that charges are not being filed against either party at this time. Beyond that, I can’t comment further.”
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