Bulletin Staff Report

Rape charges were dropped in the case of a Bend man accused of the prolonged drugging and sexual abuse of a new roommate.

Eric Bill Jonsson was arrested in December and charged with numerous felony sex offenses.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel on Friday confirmed his office moved to dismiss all charges against Jonsson.

“During the course of our investigation, we came across new information that caused us to not be confident a crime was committed,” Hummel said.

The case began when a woman reported to Bend police a string of horrors perpetrated by Jonsson after she answered a Craigslist ad seeking a roommate. The Bulletin wrote three articles about the case.

Hummel said the dismissal was not for lack of trying.

“We worked the hell out of that case,” he said.

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