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Case against pastor previously convicted of sexually assaulting 14-year-old dismissed

New documents showed the alleged victim, born in Sierra Leone, was an adult at the time of the incident.
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AURORA, Colo. — Editor's note: A previous version of this story said Isaac Aryee was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in his congregation. His conviction has since been dismissed and the story has been updated.

A court order from the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office shows a conviction against a former Aurora pastor, Isaac K. Aryee, was dismissed after new evidence was discovered showing the victim, a member of his congregation at the time, was an adult at the time of the alleged crime.

The alleged victim was born in Sierra Leone, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

According to court documents, the discovery of the birth certificate made it possible for a new trial to occur, but prosecutors were unable to find witnesses, causing the case to be dismissed. 

Colorado's age of consent law states that a sex crime of statutory rape occurs when a person has penetrative sex with a minor under 17 years old.

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