Blake has rape charges dismissed

In the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, William Lee Blake, 30, Little Falls, had charges of felony first degree criminal sexual conduct dismissed Feb. 29.

On July 6, 2011, a rape was reported to the Little Falls Police Department. During the officers’ investigation, the victim stated she was forced to engage in sexual intercourse and named Blake.

When Blake was confronted by the police, he admitted giving the victim a hard time, but denied having sex with her.

Further investigation and DNA results exonerated Blake from committing the rape.