Teen Who Reported Being Raped Hangs Herself 11-10-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Teen Who Reported Being Raped Hangs Herself 11-10-2010

A Michigan high school senior who was facing a rape charge until the freshman who accused him killed herself says he's not to blame for the merciless taunting she faced from classmates.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph Tarnopolski told television station WJBK on Wednesday that 14-year-old Samantha Kelly "was a friend of mine" and they had arranged to have sex as a "mutual thing" beteween them.
He says if she was getting ridiculed it wasn't because of him. He told the Detroit Free Press he was sorry to hear of the girl's death
Samantha went home from school Monday and hanged herself in Huron Township, a community southwest of Detroit.
Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped criminal charges against Tarnopolski, saying they had no case without the accuser's testimony.
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