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Missouri House expels lawmaker accused of child abuse

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has ousted a lawmaker accused of sexually and physically abusing his children years ago.

The GOP-led House on Wednesday voted almost unanimously to kick out Republican Rick Roeber.

His now-adult children testified to House investigators earlier this year that he sexually abused two of them at the ages of 5 and 9.

The committee found records that show his children reported the abuse years ago but prosecutors didn’t file charges.

Roeber had resigned last week but the House rejected it.

Roeber didn't immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment Wednesday. He previously told the committee that he didn't sexually abuse his children.

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