I hear you “Steadfast”. The DA did not even bother to interview the “so-called victim”? Really?! No surprise to me. The DA probably realized that in doing so would possibly clear your friend and “hence” one less conviction “under his belt”.
The so-called victim’s family moving out of town = yes, good chance to save “face” for embarrassment but mainly “perjury” charges possibly to follow.
Can it get any worse??