(This story is written by Sherri Lonon)
Former Tarpon Springs Police Officer Larry Kobielnik won’t get a day in court on a rape allegation that dates back to 2002.
He, however, still stands accused of two more recent attacks and remains behind bars in Pinellas County on $1 million bond as a result.
The Tampa Bay Times broke the story about prosecutors declining to pursue the 2002 allegation.
Kobielnik, 38, of Dunedin, was arrested earlier this year after a woman said he picked her up in Clearwater, posing as a cop offering her a ride. The woman told authorities Kobielnik refused to let her go, told her she was under arrest and then drove her to a home in Dunedin where he is accused of raping her.
A second woman came forward with similar allegations a few days later.