A charge of aggravated rape brought against a Gloucester man was dismissed for failure to prosecute in Gloucester District Court Tuesday.
Judge Richard Mori dismissed the charge, brought against Paolo Moceri, 27, of 23 Trask St., because the state could not prosecute the case, according to court documents.
Moceri was arrested in December for allegedly raping a woman in the back of his Jeep.
The woman, according to a report filed by Detective Steve Mizzoni, said Moceri had offered her a ride to the House of Mitch, which she accepted. She said, however, she left the bar after Moceri started acting strange, and went across the street to Latitude 43.
When she left there to call a cab, police said, Moceri allegedly forced her into his car and raped her. She was able to get away from the vehicle, and took shelter in a friend's house before going to Addison Gilbert Hospital, according to police reports.
A Gloucester man was placed on probation and handed a suspended 18-month jail term for possessing a firearm and ammunition without a license and without a firearms identification card.
Mori sentenced Ronald Muise, 40, of 4 Gee Ave., to a jail term suspended until April 2014, and placed him on probation, subject to random screenings until the same date.
Mori continued a charge of destruction of property brought against Jordan Brooks, 17, of 16 Spring St. without a finding until October. Brooks was arrested last November after he threw a rock at a van and damaged it. Police arrested him at the Spring Street residence.
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