Charges have been dropped against a U.S. Senate candidate from Maryland accused of assaulting and raping his Latvia-born wife, while his wife has now been arrested for trespassing, the Baltimore Sun newspaper reported Aug. 11 on its Web site.
David B. Dickerson, 43, one of several Democratic candidates for the Senate, had been charged with second-degree rape, second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense against his wife, Anna Dickerson. The charges were dropped by Baltimore County prosecutors because of a lack of evidence, the newspaper reported.
Meanwhlle, Anna Dickerson, 19, was arrested Aug. 7 in Henrico County, Va., after she refused to leave the property of her husband’s parents and turned violent, according to media reports. She is charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor, and is to appear in court on Sept. 7, according to court records.
Anna Dickerson reportedly claimed her husband held her against her will in their Sparks, Md., apartment, where he allegedly denied her food, beat her and repeatedly raped her. David Dickerson was charged July 22, but his attorney maintained the Senate candidate’s innocence. Attorney Craig Kadish told news media Dickerson’s wife has a history of mental illness.
In deciding to drop the charges against David Dickerson, Baltimore County prosecutors noted inconsistencies in Anna Dickerson’s statements, the Baltimore Sun reported.
The couple met while David Dickerson was working in Latvia, according to the candidate’s Web site. They have a 3-month-old child who is being cared for by Anna Dickerson’s mother in Latvia.
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