Charges Against Volunteer Fire Chief Dropped - - Jackson, MS

Charges against volunteer fire chief dropped

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Charges against a volunteer fire chief in Rankin County have been dropped.

Chief Lee Boggs of the Star Volunteer Fire Department was charged with gratification of lust.

Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest confirmed Boggs is no longer facing charges.

In a statement to WLBT, Guest said "The decision not to go forward with this case was made following two lengthy meetings with the victim and the victim's family in preparation for trial. After these meeting a decision was made based upon numerous factors including the stress and emotional trauma to the victim that would have resulted by her testifying in this matter. It was determined that the harm to the victim of emotional trauma and stress outweighed the uncertainty of conviction in this matter."


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