Mo. state representative pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | 1:10 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A St. Louis-area lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of deviate sexual assault.

Republican Scott Muschany waived formal arraignment Tuesday in the Capitol's home of Cole County. The 42-year-old lawmaker was indicted by a grand jury last month and is accused of having "deviate sexual intercourse" on May 17 without the consent of a person identified only as "B.R.S."

A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 27. Deviate sexual assault is a Class C felony with a prison term of up to seven years.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that the indictment is in connection with a sexual assault of the 14-year-old daughter of a state employee who had worked for the House.



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