Despite recent reports that indicated the prosecution were hoping for a guilty verdict, the case has suddenly been dropped.
28-year-old Robert Sheerer, a man previously convicted of possessing controlled substances and child endangerment in 2013, has just gotten off the hook for an incident involving comedian Rosie O'Donnell's daughter.
As reported by Daily Mail, Sheerer had been brought up on charges of child endangerment and distributing obscenity to a minor in 2015 after he was found with 17-year-old Chelsea O'Donnell.
Rosie had reported her adoptive daughter missing to the authorities in August 2015, and she was found hiding in the attic of Sheerer's home just four days later in New Jersey.
Defense attorney Robert Tarver had been unaware that the case was thrown out, but had been convinced that the evidence would show that his client was not guilty.
Chelsea and Rosie had previously had a rocky relationship, and the teenager had claimed that her mother had kicked her out of their New York home. Rosie had claimed her daughter was mentally ill.
Sheerer had already been convicted of criminal offences in 2013, when he was caught with marijuana and heroin while in a car with a women and her two children. He was sentenced to two years' probation.
After the disappearance of Chelsea, he was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, as she was just 17 at the time. The obscenity charge was as a result of a nude photo he had sent to Chelsea during their Tinder chats.
It was revealed in court that Chelsea had lied to Sheerer about her age, and he had not known at the time that she was still a minor. She confessed to this in court in September 2015.
Chelsea and Rosie have been estranged since the incident.
In 2017, Chelsea revealed that she had secretly married her 31-year-old boyfriend Nick Alliegro, after she had discovered that she was pregnant. The pregnancy sadly ended in a miscarriage.