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Following a judge's ruling earlier this year suppressing most of the evidence against a male nurse accused of sexually abusing female patient at a Roosevelt hospital, the case has been dismissed.

Joshua Platte Shumway, 28, was first charged nearly two years ago in 8th District Court with felony counts of forcible sexual abuse, object rape and forcible sodomy. An amended information added allegation of rape and aggravated assault.

But in June, Judge Edwin Peterson — citing a botched police investigation, and coercive and manipulative interrogation techniques — suppressed every statement Shumway made during police interviews, at the end of which Shumway had written an "apology letter" to the alleged victim.

The judge also said he would not allow the alleged victim to identify Shumway at trial because the identification procedure was tainted. The alleged victim was never shown a photo lineup, and the first time she was asked to identify her assailant was during a preliminary hearing last year. Shumway was the only person seated at the defense table with a lawyer, "having obviously been charged with the crime," the judge wrote in June. The judge also noted that the alleged victim, who had recently been under general anesthetic, described being drugged by her alleged assailant prior to each alleged attack, during which she was unable to move or speak and had passed out.

Another preliminary hearing was scheduled for Monday, but prosecutors last week moved to dismiss the case, saying they no longer had a means of identifying Shumway as the alleged perpetrator.

The alleged victim told police that on April 16, 2013, she was staying overnight at the Uintah Basin Medical Center following a hysterectomy. During the night, a male nurse came into her room and sexually assaulted her on five occasions, she told police.

Investigators determined Shumway had been working that night and, based on a medication log, had administered a drug to the victim.

But the victim described her assailant as a man who wore a name tag with "Green" on it, and he had a tattoo on his arm, according to Peterson's ruling. And Roosevelt Police Detective Pete Butcher failed to mention in his affidavit for Shumway's arrest warrant that those details did not match Shumway's description, Peterson wrote.

Butcher also did not prepare a photo line-up or ask the alleged victim to identify Shumway as the suspect prior to applying for the arrest warrant. But Butcher's probable cause statement could have easily misled a judge into believing the victim had positively identified Shumway, Peterson wrote.

Peterson ruled that the arrest warrant was obtained "by intentionally misleading the magistrate" — a different judge who has since recused himself from the case.

Deputy Duchesne County Attorney Grant Charles had argued in an earlier motion that Shumway's statements to police were not involuntary and that his free will was not overcome by Butcher's interview tactics.

Prosecutors also defended the arrest warrant, arguing that Butcher's affidavit "does not state anything untruthful standing on its own," according to Peterson's decision.

In December 2014, Shumway voluntarily surrendered his nursing license, according to an order filed by the Utah Department of Professional Licensing.

Shumway agreed that findings of fact made by the department — specifically that he "touched a patient in an inappropriate sexual manner on more than one occasion while working at a Utah hospital" — constitute unprofessional conduct. Shumway, however, neither admitted nor denied the allegation, according to the order.