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Prosecutors drop sex assault charge against horse trainer

A sexual assault charge against horse trainer Michael James Mair has been discontinued.
A sexual assault charge against horse trainer Michael James Mair has been discontinued. Warren Lynam

A SEXUAL assault charge against Sunshine Coast horse trainer Michael James Mair has been dropped by prosecutors.

A legal officer for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions told Maroochydore District Court on Monday the Crown would not be proceeding with the charge.

Mr Mair, 67, had previously pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting an adult teenage woman at a Little Mountain home in June 2013.

A jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict when the charge went to trial in Maroochydore District Court in August.

Crown Prosecutor Greg Cummings indicated at the time the Crown would try again to prosecute Mr Mair on the charge.

However the stance of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has since changed, resulting in the charge being discontinued.

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