He’s Oh-for-three in trying to get a man convicted of statutory rape, but Jasper County prosecutor Dean Dankelson says he’d still like to prosecute former girls basketball coach Josh Long. The case ended in a pair of mistrials last year. Last Friday, a jury could not reach a verdict. Long is charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old Webb City girl.
Two efforts to prosecute him last year ended in mistrials when the court could not find enough qualified jurors to hear the case.