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Missouri Gov.Greites resigned to sexual misconduct scandal



Eric Greitens, the embattled Republican Missouri governor, who faces a sexual abuse scandal and allegations of abuse of a charitable donor list, said on Tuesday he would resign this week.

Greitens had previously said he would not give up his post despite the allegations against him. He was suspended from possible impeachment.

The 44-year-old legislator was accused of taking and transmitting a non-consensual – partially naked – photograph of a woman with whom he had an affair.

A Crime The state's invasion of privacy charges was dropped, but the St. Louis District Procuratorate said it would prosecute the case either through a special prosecutor or a designated assistant.

Greitens would likely be replaced by Missouri Lieutenant Gov Mike Parson

Parson was elected 47th Deputy Governor of the state in November 201

6 and previously served in the State Senate and House of Representatives.

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, took office in January 2017 (19659003) This is an evolving story. Please see if there are updates.

Fox News & # 39; Matt Finn, Shannon Bream, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.


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