Prosecutors Tuesday dismissed charges against a 22-year-old Topeka man after a local woman who accused him of rape changed her story.
The woman, 25, of Lawrence, initially told police that the man forced her to have sexual intercourse with him Aug. 26 at her apartment in the 2900 block of West 15th.
The woman said the man was armed and that her sons, ages 2, 3 and 5, watched while he attacked her.
The man was charged with rape, aggravated sodomy, endangering a child and aggravated assault.
Prosecutors dismissed the charges after the woman filed an affadavit stating that the events she had reported to police did not occur.