No rape charge warranted against Indy councilman, special prosecutor says

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Zach Adamson

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A special prosecutor elected not to charge a City-County councilor accused in a rape case.

Zach Adamson was previously accused of rape by a 19-year-old man, but the prosecutor assigned to the case says charges are not warranted.

The accuser claimed the incident happened last September.

Adamson was vocal about the accusation, immediately saying it was “baseless” and “unwarranted.”

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry decided to not oversee the case due to his professional relationship with Adamson, which is why a special prosecutor was assigned.

Adamson issued the following statement:

“From the beginning, we have maintained that the accusations against me were false. We are pleased that after 7 weeks of extensive investigations by the police, they have come to the same conclusion. We’re grateful to the IMPD detectives working on this matter and thank them for their thorough investigation.

“I wish to thank the many people here in Indianapolis and around Indiana who’ve reached out to express their unequivocal support for me and my family during this time.

“We look forward to putting this behind us so we can get back to the important work of improving the quality of life for the people of the 17th District and across Indianapolis.”

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