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Nevada County prosecutor dismisses Truckee rape case

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a San Diego man accused of rape of an unconscious person in Truckee, reports state.

The move by Nevada County prosecutors to dismiss the accusation against Douglas Scott Thomas, 26, came after the District Attorney's Office determined the case couldn't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, Deputy District Attorney Anna Tyner said.

"This was not a light decision," Tyner said, saying she opted to dismiss after speaking with experts, the victim and others.

Initially contacted by email, Thomas couldn't be reached for comment.

Authorities had accused Thomas of sexually assaulting a woman in November while she was unconscious. Police issued a warrant and arrested Thomas days later in Boise, Idaho.

According to court records, a Nevada County judge found enough probable cause in February to advance Thomas' case toward trial. Prosecutors dismissed the case last month.

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