Charges dismissed against Kettering man

Christopher J. Cardilino is no longer being prosecuted for an alleged rape that occurred in July 2015 in Kettering, a Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman confirmed this week.

Charges were dismissed against Cardilino on Jan. 25, 2017, and the case also no longer shows up in online court records.

Last November, co-defendant Neal Patrick was found not guilty by Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Skelton of one count of rape of a substantially impaired victim.

Prosecutors had argued that the alleged victim was not able to make decisions on her own. During Patrick’s trial, however, witnesses testified that she was able to drive a car, engage in normal conversation and conduct herself appropriately, Patrick’s attorneys said in a press release.

“The serious nature of this charge was great concern to us,” said Patrick’s attorney, Bradley Baldwin. “But the court’s verdict validates our confidence in our legal system.”

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