Henn. Co. Attorney Drops Rape, Stalking Charges Against ‘U’ Professor

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A University of Minnesota law professor will no longer face rape and stalking charges, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.

Francesco Parisi, 54, was released from jail on Tuesday, and criminal charges were dropped against him Thursday.

The original criminal complaint said Parisi’s former girlfriend told police he raped her and then started stalking her after they broke up.

He was arrested last month with help from the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office said they, and Minneapolis police, were unable to verify or corroborate several allegations made by the woman.

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