Apparently, the "victim" has decided to file charges. There is a 3 year statute of limitations on felony charges. So the state can bring it as a felony and then decide to reduce it to a misdemeanor.
Yes. A victim's preference is considered. It is always the prosecutor's discretion but usually if they do not proceed it is because of a lack of evidence. But a victim can insist, yes. A prosecutor is a "servant" of the people so they can consider what the victim wants
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