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Jackson County prosecutor will not refile felony invasion of privacy charge against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

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Baker will make the statement at 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. (File photo) Baker will make the statement at 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. (File photo)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday that she will not refile felony invasion of privacy charge against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

Baker’s office received a file from the Circuit Attorney of St. Louis on May 22, 2018.

Since then, she and a team of assistant prosecutors have exhausted potential leads in examining submitted evidence and enlisting the Missouri Highway Patrol to investigate issues in this case.

As of Friday, with a statute of limitations set to expire this weekend, Baker stated that her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges in the Greitens case.

Still missing was corroborating evidence for an invasion of privacy case, Baker noted.

Jean Peters Baker said her team searched for evidence up until the final minute, but evidence of a photo to support the invasion of privacy charge had not surfaced.

At a 3 p.m. press conference, he appeared emotional and filled with frustration with the lack of time she had to investigate the case. 

She tore into Greitens' defense team, especially over the questions they asked Greitens' former lover. 

"She was asked whether photos from a fetish website, depicting a woman tied up, and other photos of two people engaging in sexual contact, were her," she said. "I'm not going to hold you in suspense. They weren't!"

She made clear she believed the alleged victim’s testimony. 

"I find this victim extremely credible," she said. "I believe her statements about being photographed are true.” 

Baker said she made also made her decision after speaking with the woman.

“This victim helped inform my decision with her words and they still weigh heavily on me today as I stand in front of you," she said.

Baker said, her team looked at a variety of misdemeanor crimes like stalking and an invasion of privacy misdemeanor charge. However, she said the statute of limitations had clearly run out. 

A statement from the attorneys representing the woman central to the invasion of privacy case was released on Friday, as well:

You can watch the full press conference here:

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