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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old man drowned in a northwest Missouri river.

Mo. AG has limited prosecutorial powers

Oct 21, 2013

As state attorney general, Chris Koster is sometimes referred to as Missouri's top prosecutor. But the nationally publicized case of an alleged teenage sexual assault has highlighted that Missouri's attorney general has only limited prosecutorial powers.

Some top Republicans called on the Democratic attorney general to intervene after media reports that the Nodaway County prosecutor had dropped charges of sexual assault and exploiting a minor against two 17-year-old boys accused of harming a younger girl.

Special prosecutor to look at Maryville sex assault case

Oct 18, 2013

A Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in a sex assault case involving a 14-year-old girl says he's asking a court to appoint a special prosecutor to look at the case.

Kurt Schaefer
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State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, who represents Boone and Cooper counties, suggests Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster could open an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in northwest Missouri.

Schaefer said Wednesday that an independent review of the evidence is needed after the Nodaway County prosecutor dropped charges against teenagers accused in a sexual assault of two younger girls.

Schaefer is a Republican running for attorney general in 2016. Koster is a Democrat who plans to run for governor in 2016.