Special prosecutor sought in Missouri teen sex-assault case
Progress is being made.KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A Missouri prosecutor, who dropped a case against a high school football player accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, asked for an independent review of the case on Wednesday to determine if charges should be refiled.
Nodaway County Prosecutor Bob Rice had said the case stemming from a January 2012 party in Maryville, Missouri, was dropped because there was not enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Rice said he decided to seek another review after seeing a CNN television interview Tuesday with four witnesses who said they were willing to cooperate and testify in the case. Rice said those witnesses had not agreed to cooperate before.
"I have asked the court to appoint a special prosecuting attorney to conduct an independent review of the facts and determine whether to refile charges," Rice told a news conference.
Last edited by Excon; 10-17-13 at 10:56 AM.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
Oh and just so you know you really should look up the laws. He admits to having sex with her that night, and there is video of it. Guess what MO law is.
Missouri Statutory Rape Laws | Criminal Law
They never needed her testimony to convict or charge him. It was superfluous as they already established sexual intercourse with two 13 year olds. It is illegal and there is no consent at all. He confessed to a felony and they let him off. Do you understand how wrong you are at this point? The facts are not even in question here. They have a confession, video evidence, and possibly DNA medical evidence. They dropped the charges, and told the girls they would prosecute them if they pushed it.No matter what the defendant’s age, it is a crime (first degree statutory rape or sodomy) to engage in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under the age of 14.
and before anyone squeals "blaming the victim"....I'm not saying she deserved to be raped. I'm just saying that she put herself in a bad situation by her own actions.
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