Dancehall artiste Elephant Man was freed of rape and other sexual charges in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston, on Monday (Feb. 8).
The case was dismissed after it was revealed that the complainant had passed away, according to the investigating officer.
The case prosecutor told the court that the victim passed away mysterious and that she was buried on January 17. He cause of death is still unknown.
The prosecution said it could offer no evidence against the artiste.
As a result, a group of jurors were empanelled and instructed by Justice Marcia Dunbar Green to return a formal verdict of not guilty, to free Elephant Man.
The “Nuh Linga” deejay, whose given name is Oniel Bryan, was charges of rape, buggery and grievous sexual assault.
However, Elephant man has denied the allegations.
The charges against the artiste stemmed from a January 2012 incident involving a 31-year-old woman at his Hillcrest Avenue home, in St Andrew.