Court won't try past CV official

A former Crescenta Valley town councilman who last month resigned as general manager of a major Los Angeles department will not face charges for allegedly raping a woman at his condominium, authorities said.

Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against Andrew Adelman, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, sources told the Los Angeles Times. Adelman served as president of the Town Council in 2003. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa placed Adelman on leave in August amid revelations that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating claims that he raped a woman July 10.

He has not been charged with a crime or arrested.

In the search warrant, Los Angeles Police Department investigators said the woman said she attended a July 10 pub crawl with Adelman, passed out, and awoke the next morning to discover a man sexually assaulting her. She allegedly later identified the man as Adelman.

Prosecutors said they decided not to seek charges after viewing a surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.

Neither suggested that the woman appeared drugged.

Authorities also said a drug test came up negative for a variety of substances. But the test did not screen for typical date rape drugs, such as Rohypnol, according to The Times.

Adelman was honored by the Crescenta Valley Town Council as part of its recognition of former council presidents July 16, just six days after the alleged assault occurred.

He told a crowd gathered at the ceremony that even though he no longer lives in the area, “I love this community.”


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