Santana was accused of sexual battery, but case dropped

Mets ace Johan Santana was accused of sexual battery last year, but prosecutors dropped the case due to lack of evidence, TMZ reports.

The website obtained a copy of a report filed by a woman with the Lee County, Fla., sheriff’s office on Oct. 28. In the report, the woman tells officials Santana sexually assaulted her when they were walking on a Fort Myers golf course the day before.

TMZ reports sheriff’s detectives met several times with the prosecutor from the State’s Attorney’s Office to review the case. Ultimately, "DNA evidence did prove there was intercourse, but, according to a Sheriff’s document, the prosecutor concluded, ‘There was not enough evidence to prove lack of consent, the alleged victim’s statement is not consistent with other witnesses.’ "

The case was closed out on Dec. 8.

"Johan denied the charges and was never charged with anything," a Santana representative tells the website. "As far as the law enforcement side of this goes, the case is closed."

Mets ace Johan Santana was accused of sexual battery last year, but prosecutors dropped the case due to lack of evidence, TMZ reports.

The website obtained a copy of a report filed by a woman with the Lee County, Fla., sheriff’s office on Oct. 28. In the report, the woman tells officials Santana sexually assaulted her when they were walking on a Fort Myers golf course the day before.

TMZ reports sheriff’s detectives met several times with the prosecutor from the State’s Attorney’s Office to review the case. Ultimately, "DNA evidence did prove there was intercourse, but, according to a Sheriff’s document, the prosecutor concluded, ‘There was not enough evidence to prove lack of consent, the alleged victim’s statement is not consistent with other witnesses.’ "

The case was closed out on Dec. 8.

"Johan denied the charges and was never charged with anything," a Santana representative tells the website. "As far as the law enforcement side of this goes, the case is closed."

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