SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — A San Jose rape case took a bizarre turn when a woman was arrested in the middle of the trial on suspicion of flying to Detroit and offering the victim $30,000 not to testify.

The woman who offered the alleged bribe won’t be charged until after Geoffrey Chambers’ rape trial.

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But the judge decided that jurors should be told that the witness declined the alleged bribe and that there is no evidence that anyone in the trial was involved.

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Chambers, now 53, is accused of raping a 19-year-old female relative.

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The defense has argued that the woman made up the story because she was embarrassed about the encounter.

Prosecutors hope the fact that the alleged victim refused the $30,000 could help persuade jurors that her account is credible.

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