More Charges Dropped in Alleged Gang Rape of NJ 7-Year-Old

Now only one of six defendants accused faces sex charges

Prosecutors have offered to drop sex charges against all but one of the six defendants accused of participating in what police said was the gang-rape of a 7-year-old in New Jersey's capital city.      

The deals come eight months after Trenton police accused a 15-year-old girl of pimping her 7-year-old stepsister at a party and watching as she was raped by as many as seven men and boys.      

The girl and a 13-year-old boy have pleaded guilty to child endangerment.      With no DNA evidence and the 15-year-old changing her story, defense attorneys say the case became increasingly weak.      

Twenty-year-old Gregory Leary is accused of sexually assaulting the older girl.      

Another man and two boys, ages 14 and 17, also have been charged in the case.

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