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"Homeless man wanted in the rape of a woman whose family had befriended him. What's taken into custody today in San Jose encampment? San Jose police say forty three year old shar Wayne bobbie-ann was being taken to the Santa Clara county jail where he will be held on sexual assault charges. The case had stirred up a firestorm of controversy after the Santa Clara county DA's office initially decided not to file charges because Bobby ends history because he has a history of mental illness the DA's office saying it would make it difficult to win a conviction after the outcry. Prosecutors filed charges earlier this week Santa Clara county sheriff Laurie Smith had this to say the district attorney's office decided not to pursue the case. And I'm I'm very happy. Now. Now that they have decided to file charges and that we were originally we were able to get a warrant. I wanna make sure that women in the future come forward and report sex crimes to us. I know it's very difficult very traumatic to the victims. But we will do everything that we can to create a safe environment for women who've come forward and report the victim who has asked to remain anonymous telling KPI x five I feel relieved and happy that they're pursuing charges just ahead on KCBS. A judge says northern California police departments have to make public records on officer involved shootings available to the public. Right now, we want to check your Friday night drive. We go to the KCBS traffic."