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Charges Filed in Taney County Cold Case

The Missouri State Highway Patrol credits new technology and forensic evidence with linking a Kansas man to the sexual assault of two women in Taney County 30 years ago.

The Taney County Prosecutor charged 61 year-old Tony Lee Wagner of Fort Scott, Kansas, with first degree assault, kidnapping and forcible rape.

Investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say, that in August of 1992, two women from Texas, vacationing in Branson, were sexually assaulted by an unidentified man on the walking trails at the Henning State Park.

Wagner is being held in a Kansas jail