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Girl's Story of Mormon Missionary Abuse Questioned

Girl's Story of Mormon Missionary Abuse Questioned

Posted - Jan. 23, 2004 at 10:28 a.m.



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(Las Vegas-AP) -- A four-year-old girl who alleges that a former Mormon missionary fondled her at a Las Vegas church recanted a similar accusation against an uncle.

That's got a lawyer for 21-year-old John Misseldine (MISS' uhl Dyne) calling for charges in the current case to be dropped.

But a Clark County prosecutor says the prior accusation has no bearing on the current case.

Misseldine's from Little Rock, Arkansas.

He's accused of fondling the girl and sexually assaulting her seven-year-old sister while baby-sitting them during church services last May.

Misseldine's free on bail after pleading innocent to one count of sexual assault with a minor and two counts of lewdness with a child.

Trial's scheduled in August.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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