Sex abuse charges have been dismissed against a Portland man who was accused of attempting to have nonconsensual contact with a woman.
Peter David Humberd, 33, was arrested Oct. 6 on one count of first-degree sex abuse for allegedly entering a Corvallis hotel room at 5:45 a.m. where a man and woman were sleeping, in a room which Humberd had rented. He was accused of trying to have sexual contact with the woman.
The Benton County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the charge on Nov. 14, indicating that “the state cannot prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt at this time.”
Humberd’s attorney, Michael Arnold of the Eugene-based law firm Arnold Law, said that the district attorney’s office dropped the case due to “inconsistencies” in the witness and accuser statements. Arnold said his client passed a polygraph test and a psychosexual evaluation.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Stringer declined to comment, saying that it would be inappropriate for his office to discuss specific reasons why the case was dismissed.