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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as "recanting a statement" without admitting that the original report was false and doing so, can expose the person who made the original report to being criminal charged with making a false police report which is a class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail upon conviction.
Also, even if the victim / complainant decides not to cooperate with the prosecutors or recants statement, it doesn't mean that the criminal charge would be dismissed, as it is always up to the state prosecutor, once the criminal charges are filed, whether to pursue criminal prosecution or to dismissed charges.
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