What happens if a victim does not show up in court?
My husband is charged with forceable rape and is going before the grand jury. What will happen if the victim does not show up to court?
If the victim provides the only evidence or testimony, they will not be able to indict him at that grand jury, though what will most likely occur is that the prosecutor will dismiss the charges without prejudice and be able to refile them (and try again) later, when the victim is available or willing to show up, or there is other evidence.
If there is other evidence of the crime, they may be able to indict your husband without the victim's testimony--the victim is not absolutely necessary. (For example, consider murder cases--obviously, they can indict and even convict without victim testimony.) It does not take a lot of evidence to get an indictment and go ahead with the charges, though to be convicted, the criminal act must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.