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Attorney General drops charges against suspended highway patrolman

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The State Attorney General's office has dropped charges of sexual abuse against a suspended highway patrolman.

Dane Davenport was put on unpaid administrative leave when he was indicted in Warren County, January 2008.

His first trial there in 2008 had a deadlocked jury. Davenport was acquitted in 2009 on a related molestation charge in Oktibbeha County and he was acquitted in Warren County last March.

Attorney General Jim Hood says the alleged victims asked for dismissal of the charges. In a statement to WLBT, Hood said, in part, "They have been through enough and are ready to move on."

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