Charges against a Joplin doctor have been dropped by the Jasper County prosecutor's office.

Jeremy D. Goins, 35, will not stand trial on charges of second-degree statutory rape and statutory sodomy in connection with having sexual intercourse with a girl who was 16 years old at the time.

Prosecutor Theresa Kenney said the decision was made to drop the charges because she believed a case could no longer be made.

Goins was ordered to stand trial in June 2017 after the girl testified at a preliminary hearing regarding instances of sexual contact beginning in April 2016.

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