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Charges dismissed against Princeton man accused of sexual assault, abduction

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Charges against Derek Hudson, 23, of Princeton have been dismissed in Mercer County. The alleged victim failed to show up for Hudson's preliminary hearing. Charges against Derek Hudson, 23, of Princeton have been dismissed in Mercer County. The alleged victim failed to show up for Hudson's preliminary hearing.

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Charges have been dropped against a man originally accused of 50 counts of sexual assault.

According to Det. Cpl. Steven Sommers, the charges were dropped against Derek Hudson, 23, of Princeton, because the victim failed to show up for the preliminary hearing.

Hudson was arrested in late-December for allegedly confining a woman to a room inside a residence on Low Gap Road for four days and forcing her to have sex with him. 

According to Hudson's attorney Raeann Osborne, Hudson remains in Southern Regional Jail on a parole violation charge seeming from the arrest. 

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