Charges withdrawn against man accused of rape in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The charges against a man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in Newport News have been nolle prossed.

Sander Jenkins II was charged with rape in connection to an alleged incident that happened on Jan. 24. The victim told police she went to Jenkins’ home that day and during the visit, he would not stop his advances, which led to the rape. Police investigated and as a result took Jenkins into custody.

In August, the charges against Jenkins was expunged.