Rape Charges Against Mitchell Dropped After Accuser Demurs


Criminal charges against outfielder Kevin Mitchell of the San Francisco Giants were dropped Monday after a woman who alleged that she had been raped by Mitchell told authorities she did not want to pursue the case.

Mitchell, 29, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of rape, rape with a foreign object, false imprisonment and battery. He was arrested Dec. 1 and was free on $61,000 bail.

The San Diego woman told police that Mitchell had assaulted her on Nov. 30 in his Chula Vista home, where she had gone “to talk” to him at 4 a.m.


Chula Vista Police Lt. George Sherwood said the woman reported the alleged assault two hours later, telling investigators that Mitchell had “dragged her into his bedroom where he forcibly raped her.”

On Monday, San Diego County Deputy Dist. Atty. David Greenberg said prosecutors withdrew the charges.

Said Patricia Robinson, the woman’s attorney: “She did not desire to go forward with the criminal prosecution, because she wanted to maintain her privacy.”