Mo. woman accused Jetton of restraining her

SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) - A woman who says she was assaulted by former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton initially told police he restrained her and performed unwanted sex.

According to a police report released to the Southeast Missourian, the woman told police that Jetton beat her and restrained her hands with a belt.

The Kansas City Star reported Friday that the woman and Jetton had been friends for several years.

Jetton is charged in southeast Missouri's Scott County with second-degree assault. His lawyer says the 42-year-old Marble Hill Republican is not guilty.

The Nov. 15 incident at the woman's Sikeston home was described differently in a police probable cause statement.

That statement says Jetton and the woman had discussed sex and agreed to a safe word that would be used to halt the sex.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,; The Kansas City Star,

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