A MAN held by police for six weeks on suspicion of rape was freed yesterday after the prosecution admitted it did not have the evidence to try him. Wong Chun-kit, 20, was arrested four days after a teenage girl was raped and robbed on Tin Shui Estate, Tin Shui Wai, on September 26. He failed in four attempts to secure bail after the Crown said it had strong evidence against him, even though the 14-year-old victim failed to pick Wong out during an identification parade. Yesterday's proceedings at Eastern Court were expected to send the case to the High Court for trial, but the prosecution told magistrate Hugh Sinclair it was withdrawing the charge of rape and a further count of robbery, also denied, because of insufficient evidence. The committal proceedings had been adjourned twice while officers awaited the forensic results. Sources claimed yesterday DNA tests proved Wong innocent. Police refused to confirm this. Wong's arrest sparked an angry protest by villagers who insisted he was innocent. Adonis Cheung, for Wong, had at an earlier hearing challenged statements in which the police claimed his client had admitted the offences. He said Wong had been assaulted before admitting the crimes, and had bruising to his chest and feet to prove it. The court also heard that friends of the restaurant worker who went to the police to provide him with an alibi were also assaulted. Mr Cheung said Wong had asked for a blood test to prove he was not the attacker, but was refused by officers. On November 11, the Crown told the court on its own initiative that it no longer objected to Wong's bail. No further reasons were given. Wong was then released on $20,000 bail. Sources said the police obtained results of the DNA tests by the end of the month, but the court had not been informed of the findings. After the case, a relative of Wong's said: 'We understand it is difficult for a rape case victim. Yet it is much more painful to the one wrongly accused. It's the pressure when you stand on the street having been branded a rapist.'