Missouri Family Sex Case Charges Being Dropped
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A prosecutor said Wednesday she was dropping all charges against five men accused of sexually molesting young relatives on a U.S. farm more than 20 years ago, saying she doubted she could convince a jury that the bizarre claims were true. (March 7)

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[Location - Date:LIBERTY CITY, MISSOURI -- KCTV -- MANDATORY COURTESY -- EMBARGO KANSAS CITY][Source:][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#1 [Notes:PHOTO OF FIVE FAMILY MEMBERS TOGETHER OVER BACKGROUND]FIVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAD BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY MOLESTING A NUMBER OF YOUNG RELATIVES YEARS AGO NO LONGER FACE THE POSSIBILITY OF FIGHTING THOSE CHARGES IN COURT.[Notes:FILE VIDEO OF BURRELL MOHLER]PROSECUTORS HAVE DECIDED TO DROP THE CASE AGAINST BURRELL MOHLER (buh-RELL) (MOLE-uhr) SR. AND HIS FOUR SONS.WHY?AUTHORITIES DON'T BELIEVE THE CASE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO WIN OVER A JURY.[Notes:FILE VIDEO OF FAMILY MEMBERS WALKING INTO COURTROOM -KCTV]SIX MEMBERS OF THE MOHLER FAMILY WERE ARRESTED IN 2009 AFTER RELATIVES TOLD INVESTIGATORS ABOUT A SERIES OF BIZARRE SEX CRIMES.THE ELDER MOHLER -- AN ORDAINED MINISTER -- WAS ACCUSED OF CONDUCTING WEDDINGS IN WHICH YOUNG GIRLS WERE MARRIED TO OLDER RELATIVES, SO THEY SO THEY COULD HAVE SEX.[Notes:PHOTOS OF FARM WHERE POLICE SEARCHED]ONE OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS TOLD AP THAT SHE WAS WORRIED THE PROSECUTOR HAD NO INTENTION OF TAKING THE CASE TO COURT.BUT, THE PROSECUTOR DISAGREES.[Notes:FILE VIDEO OF BURRELL SR. -- KCTV --- AP PHOTO OF BURRELL JR.]TWO OF THE MEN -- BURRELL SR. AND BURRELL JR. -- SPENT MORE THAN TWO YEARS BEHIND BARS BEFORE BEING FREED ON BOND IN RECENT WEEKS.[Notes:PHOTO OF DARRELL MOHLER]ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER -- 74 YEAR OLD DARRELL MOHLER -- ALSO FACED CHARGES IN THE CASE.HOWEVER, HE DIED IN HIS SLEEP AT HOME.-----------------------------------THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: NED BARKER---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: KCTV / AP PHOTOS-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: DONNA STARDDARD ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: COURTESY ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): KANSAS CITY--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: