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Morgan County sexual assault case moved to Miller County

MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The case against a man and woman from Kansas accused of giving a woman drugs and raping her at the Lake of the Ozarks will now be heard in Miller County.

Prosecutors initially filed charges in Morgan County against Carl Mort, 41, and Cassandra Wedeking, 39. They are charged with with rape, sodomy, drug possession and other crimes.

A judge granted a change of venue Monday, moving the case to Miller County.

According to a probable cause statement, a woman told investigators that Mort and Wedeking met at a bar on the lake in July 2019. The couple took her to another location, offered her cocaine and raped her on a boat that was docked, the statement says. Mort and Wedeking told investigators the sex was consensual.

The two denied having drugs but investigators say they found cocaine and ecstasy during a search.

In June, Morgan County prosecutors filed a new rape charge against Wedeking and Mort in a separate case for alleged crimes in 2017. As of Thursday, that case has not been transferred out of Morgan County.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.

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