Police: No charges following Akron haunted house mock rape investigation

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AKRON - The Springfield Township Police Department has completed its investigation into an alleged mock rape at Akron Fright Fest.

Police say no charges will be filed.

The accusations were made in mid-October.

Akron Fright Fest had been promoted as an extreme haunted house experience.

The haunted house closed a few days before Halloween.

"There is no doubt that the actors of the haunted house used poor judgement in their use of body and spoken language during Akron Fright Fest. Although their actions were inadvisable, there was no physical evidence to substantiate allegations of a crime being committed," said Sergeant Eric East with Springfield Township Police in a statement.

The managing partner for Melanie Lake Inc. at Kim Tam Park, Jeremy Caudill, also released a statement following the news.

"We are obviously relieved that the Springfield Township Police and prosecutors have determined that no crimes occurred connected to the Akron Fight Fest. As we have said before, we acted quickly and decisively when we learned of allegations of inappropriate acts by a few of the people working in the attraction. We fired several people, including the operator who was in charge of hiring and training the actors for the haunted houses. The safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes to Kim Tam Park has always been our utmost priority, and we are working hard to restore trust. We also want to thank the police for their thorough work on this matter."

An Akron couple filed a lawsuit against the haunted house in October.

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