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Missouri lawmaker accused of abuse resigns

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A Missouri lawmaker accused of sexually and physically abusing his children when they were younger has resigned from the state House of Representatives, the Springfield News-Leader reports.

Rep. Rick Roeber, R-Lee’s Summit, cited plans to move out of state to be closer to family. He did not mention the allegations.

A House ethics committee is nearing completion of an investigation into the allegations.

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