Saving Abel Members Cleared Of Charges
February 10, 2009 at 4:16 PM (PT)
Prosecutors dropped felony charges against two members of the rock band SAVING ABEL, when videotape evidence contradicted initial charges that they forced a minor to give them oral sex. Incident occurred in TAMPA where the JASON NULL and BRANDON DANGER, members of the band SAVING ABEL, were performing on FEB 3rd.
According to the OAKLAND TRIBUNE, a 17-year-old girl accused them of luring her onto their tour bus with promises to put her in a music video, and then forcing her to perform oral sex on them. After the initial investigation, OAKLAND police arrested the two on felony sex charges. However, defense attorneys found a videotape of the incident and gave it to the ALAMEDA COUNTY District Attorney's office. After reviewing it, prosecutors admitted that the girl's claims were not confirmed by the tape..
"The video contradicts her account of what happened," Assistant DA TOM ROGERS told the TRIBUNE. "Among some of the things video shows, is that she led the people on the bus to believe she was older than she really was, told them she had graduated from high school. The video also shows, no force was used when she committed the sex act."
NULL was released from jail and has rejoined the band on tour.