The report on prosecution rates marks the first since a government watchdog report from the Office of Inspector General last year issued a critical analysis of U.S. attorneys' prosecution of Indian Country cases.
“In an extended attempt to explore the possibility of criminal sexual penetration of a minor in the first degree, an appropriate timeline cannot be established to support such a charge,” said Marco Serna.
Crews demolish the former courthouse Tuesday on Griffin Street. The building has been mostly empty since June 2013, when the new District Court building on Montezuma Avenue was constructed. The county is planning to build an administrative complex on the site.