Sunday, August 23, 2009
Rape Charge Dismissed
A rape charge against a Cookeville physician has been dismissed in Putnam County criminal court. Judge David Patterson granted a prosecution request to drop the charges, reportedly because the alleged victim no longer wants to pursue the case. 53-year-old Dr. Rexford Agbenohevi was arrested after a grand jury returned an indictment against him. He reportedly admitted to a sexual encounter with the woman in his examining room in January of this year, but claimed it was consensual. Prosecutors say the woman maintains that the encounter was NOT consenting, but did not want to go through testifying at a jury trial.