Vernon Center Criminal Sex Dismissed 19 Dec 11

Nearly 2-dozen counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct and incest filed against a Vernon Center man last year were dropped Wednesday afternoon. 37-year-old Jeremy Giefer was charged with the 23 counts in November of 2010 after the alleged victim, who is now 18, reported the alleged abuse. Giefer was accused of having sexual contact with the girl more than 250 times over the course of 7 years beginning when she was 9, but earlier this month the girl reportedly recanted her story. Giefer had denied the girl’s allegations upon his arrest. Authorities say that the “evidence no longer supports prosecution.”