The Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Rapke, QC, decided not to pursue further the rape charge against former Victorian minister Theo Theophanous.

The decision follows a committal hearing that lasted over two weeks in late July this year where magistrate Peter Reardon found that there was no basis to send the case to a trial.

Mr Theophanous was accused by a woman who now lives in Greece that she was raped in his Parliament office more than ten years ago.

He was charged with one count of rape on Christmas eve last year.
The magistrate had found the woman’s allegations unreliable and had also questioned the validity of other corroborating testimony.

Until now it wasn’t clear if the state’s prosecutor would exercise his lawful rights to commit the case to a trial.