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Southwest Missouri deputy found innocent of abuse charges

Friday, March 20, 2009 | 11:38 a.m. CDT

PINEVILLE — A McDonald County jury found a former sheriff's deputy innocent of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Jurors deliberated about three hours Thursday before acquitting 28-year-old Jacob Boles of both counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. The trial started Wednesday.

The girl testified that Boles molested her on two occasions. A prosecutor with the state attorney general's office in Springfield relied on the girl's testimony and DNA evidence found on Boles' jacket in seeking to convict Boles.

But defense attorneys told jurors that the girl's accounts of the abuse were improbable and inconsistent.

 


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