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Microsoft office rape charge dismissed

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SEATTLE (AP) - King County prosecutors have dropped a rape charge filed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman working as a janitor in his Microsoft office in Redmond.

Attorney Todd Maybrown says the charge was dismissed July 3 after investigators learned the woman had previously falsely claimed she had been raped by an ex-boyfriend.

Maybrown told the seattlepi.com (http://bit.ly/1mGs9bd ) his client, 37-year-old Vineet Kumar Srivastava, is trying to reclaim his life after nearly a year of being accused as a sex offender.

Srivastava said they had consensual sex last July in his office where he worked as a program manager for Microsoft.

Maybrown faulted police and prosecutors for failing to investigate the accuser to learn about her earlier allegations.

Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://www.seattlepi.com/

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