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Special prosecutor ordered in rape case

Updated: November 2, 2009, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A special prosecutor will review a rape claim against three Arkansas basketball players after local authorities declined to file charges.

Washington County Circuit Judge William A. Storey filed an order Monday asking the state's prosecutor coordinator to recommend someone to take over the case. A lawyer representing the accuser requested a special prosecutor last week, and local prosecutor John Threet filed his own motion Monday asking for one.

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