VICTORIAN prosecutors have withdrawn an indecent assault charge against ARIA-Award winning artist Dan Sultan.
Sultan stood accused of assaulting somebody at a party in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick in September of 2008, according to the ABC.
The single assault charge, made by the Fawkner Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team at the start of this year, were dropped after a short online session of the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court early Thursday.
The Age reported that prosecutor Stephen Payne was waiting on a document which arrived mid-hearing, and, “On the basis of that, the application is to withdraw the charge.”
It’s not clear what the document was or what it contained.
His barrister had previously indicated they intended to plead not guilty to all charges.
The allegations forced Sultan to cancel three festival appearances he had lined up pre-COVID, including Perth Festival.
“His management said he would allow the legal process to take its course before making any further comment,” the festival told media at the time.
Sultan won the ARIA for Best Children’s Album last year.