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CHICAGO (CBS) — Prosecutors could take a second look at a botched rape case, involving a former NIU police officer.

In a case that has embroiled the Northern Illinois University community, former NIU police officer Andrew Rifkin was accused of raping a NIU student.

Late last year, charges were dropped, because, according to prosecutors, of shoddy police work, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

The case fell apart, the Tribune reports, even though prosecutors had a signed statement from Rifkin that he kept having sex with the woman, even though she repeatedly asked him to stop. Rifkin said he and the student had consensual sex that turned into nonconsensual sex.

The Tribune reports a new state’s attorney in DeKalb could reopen the case.