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County Attorney’s Office accused of misconduct

Victim says office botched case of man accused of molesting her children

Denise Rankin, far right, is consoled by Tanya Day of the Family Crisis Center as Rankin’s attorney Stacia Boden tells the Barton County Commission Monday morning how she believes the County Attorney’s Office bungled the case against Rankin’s ex-husband.

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An emotional Denise Rankin pleaded with Barton County Commissioners Monday morning to take action against County Attorney Amy Mellor and her assistant Douglas Matthews, alleging their office had bungled the case against her ex-husband, Jeffrey Allen Rankin, alleging he molested her children.

“My case has been going on for two years,” Denise Rankin said, adding her case is not the only one being dropped. “The public needs to be aware these victims are being re-victimized by (Matthews and Mellor) who are failing to do their jobs.” 

Jeffrey Rankin pled guilty earlier this month to two counts of sexual exploitation of ...

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