Rafael de Freitas

Prosecutors in New Mexico have elected not to pursue rape charges against jiu-jitsu coach Rafael de Freitas. De Freitas, who had a 6-1-1 record as an MMA fighter and who had served as a coach for former UFC champion Holly Holm, had been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a female student at her home last November.

But prosecutors felt there was insufficient evidence to proceed. De Freitas' lawyers contended that while their client made an error in his marriage for which he was regretful, the incident with his student was entirely consensual. According to sherdog.com they suggested the woman who alleged the assault may have had motives for falsely accusing him.

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