No charges after rape allegation by incoming Missouri rep.

Prosecutors say there's not enough credible evidence against the candidate, Steven Roberts.

A Missouri House of Representatives candidate accused of rape by a fellow candidate will not face charges, the Prosecuting Attorney of St. Charles County said Tuesday.

Steven Roberts Jr. was accused of rape by Cora Faith Walker about a month ago, but on Tuesday, St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said there "simply wasn't enough credible evidence that sexual relations between these two people were anything but consensual."

Roberts and Walker are both running unopposed for spots in the Missouri House of Representatives after winning Democratic primaries, and will appear on the ballot on Nov. 8. Walker alleged Roberts invited her to an apartment on Aug. 26. After a couple of glasses of wine, she says she remembers nothing but woke up in a bed.

Roberts, who wasn't arrested or charged, said the two were intimate, but said everything that happened that night was "absolutely consensual."

The two will serve together in the House starting in January. 

Previous coverage by the Associated Press was used in this story.


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