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Max Nicastro rape charge dropped

Updated: June 1, 2012, 12:58 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Authorities have dropped rape charges against a former Boston University hockey player.

Prosecutors said during a court hearing Friday they are no longer pursuing the case against Max Nicastro.

The Suffolk district attorney's office says in a statement that prosecutors determined they could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and "had an ethical obligation not to pursue it further."

The 22-year-old Nicastro says he is relieved and wants to move on. His lawyer ...

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