Prosecutors won’t pursue rape charges |

Prosecutors won’t pursue rape charges

Citing a lack of evidence, Nevada County prosecutors have decided not to file charges against a man who was accused of raping two women last fall.

Jason Mack, of Penn Valley, was arrested Nov. 27 on suspicion of sexually assaulting the two women over a three-week period. He had been living with the women for a year, authorities said at the time of the arrest.

“The evidence is not sufficient to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Kull said Thursday. “This is not to say that we believe he is not guilty.”

According to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the arrest, Mack asked the two women one year prior to the arrest if he could stay with them for a couple of days. He allegedly refused to move out, the sheriff’s office said at the time.

Mack’s mother, Linda, said Thursday that her son had been invited to live with one of the women.

“They falsely accused me,” Mack said Thursday. He said that no part of the accusations was true and that no sexual assaults ever took place.

“Lucky for me, I have an understanding boss who will take me back,” he said.

Mack said he is planning on moving out of the county, however, because his name has been tarnished by the accusations.

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