Child Porn Charges Dropped

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Thursday, September 06 2007 Sep 6, 2007 Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:27:12 PM CDT September 06, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Federal prosecutors are likely to seek re-indictment of a former Missouri judge after child pornography charges against him were dropped. Roger Wall of Ava in south-central Missouri was a Douglas County District judge in 2005 when he was charged with felony possession of three video tapes with child pornography.

A federal judge in Springfield dismissed the case yesterday after Wall's lawyer argued that the language in the charge was ambiguous. But federal prosecutors are allowed by law to seek a new indictment, and a spokesman says that's what they intend to do. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the language problem in the original charge was a technical issue that prosecutors intend to fix. Prosecutors plan to submit the case to another grand jury. Wall is currently practicing law in Douglas County.

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