LOGAN — The criminal case against a 21-year-old Logan man accused of raping a woman last summer in Blacksmith Fork Canyon has been dismissed. Ahmednur H. Ahmed was arrested in January.
According to court records, Ahmed participated in a virtual hearing in 1st District Court Monday morning, appearing by web conference. He was previously charged with rape and object rape, both first-degree felonies.
According to the arrest report for Ahmed, the alleged victim called the Cache County Sheriff’s Office last summer, claiming she had been raped during a party at the Willows Campground, on the evening of July 8. She said, “during the evening an African American male that she did not know had pulled her away from the party.”
The suspect, later identified as Ahmed, took the woman to an isolated spot where he began kissing and groping her.
During Monday’s hearing, Cache County Deputy Attorney Griffin Hazard asked the court to drop the charges against Ahmed based on evidentiary issues. He requested the case to be dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors could file charges again.
Judge Angela Fonnesbeck granted the motion to drop the charges. She also ordered that Ahmed be released from pretrial supervision and remove an ankle monitor that he had been required to wear while out of jail.