The rape case against ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ Grand Champion Noven Belleza has been dismissed by the Cebu Regional Trial Court due to the complainant’s lack of interest.
According to reports, the un-named female complainant filed an affidavit of desistance, and failed to attend the proceedings. She explained that she refused to pursue the rape charges against Belleza because it is already affecting not just her, but also her family.
Sexual assault charges were filed against Belleza after the singer allegedly raped the 19-year old complainant last July 15 at a condominium in Barangay Lahug, Cebu. The victim further added that Belleza hurt her when she tried to stop the singer.
Belleza, meanwhile, pleaded not guilty for the said charges.