Bainbridge man convicted of battery, rape charges dropped

Bainbridge man convicted of battery, rape charges dropped

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Rape charges have been dropped against a Bainbridge man.

Jamere Smart was arrested in August of last year after a woman told Bainbridge Public Safety officers that he raped her and threatened her with a gun.

He was charged with rape and battery.

The victim has since recanted her statement.

The rape charge was dropped, but Smart was convicted of battery.

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