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Charges dismissed against alleged underwear burner
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Attempted rape charges were dismissed against a man accused of burning his girlfriend’s underwear after the woman backed off her allegations while on the witness stand.The suspect, Larry L. Anderson, 32, had charges of aggravated domestic assault and attempted rape dismissed after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. The district attorney says there’s a possibility they may seek charges against the woman given her lack of cooperation after they had filed felony charges against her alleged attacker.Anderson was charged after an incident on King Street last month in which he allegedly assaulted the woman.“The victim advised that her boyfriend had removed her underwear without her consent and attempted to set them on fire while they were in her hands,” said McMinnville policewoman Rachel Nichols, noting Anderson became angry and began accusing her of cheating on him when she refused to have sex.The victim told police Anderson was nude during the incident and that he pushed her onto the bed and tried to coerce her into having sex. In the warrant, the woman said she resisted and the dispute became more physical as he continued groping her.“He placed his forearm against her throat causing her to feel as if she could not breathe,” Nichols said in her warrant.The victim was able to get away and run to her car.