No Explanation From Prosecutor

1 decade 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, November 08 2007 Nov 8, 2007 Thursday, November 08, 2007 4:41:59 AM CST November 08, 2007 in News
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PINEVILLE - A southwest Missouri prosecutor is declining to explain herunexpected decision to drop all charges in child sex abuse case againstthe leader of a church commune. A lawyer for one of the alleged abuse victims called the decision to drop the cases wrong. McDonald County prosecutor Janice Durbin said she is not commenting beyond saying that were a number of factors. Durbin dismissed all charges yesterday against the leader of the church commune, his wife and his sister-in-law. All three had pleaded not guilty. A defense lawyer the case was dropped because the two women who alleged they had been abused as girls had stopped cooperating. But a lawyer for one of the alleged victims said that was not true.

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