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Bar won't pursue complaint on lawyer

The Florida Bar has found no probable cause to pursue further a complaint that an alleged crime victim filed against Inverness lawyer Kenneth Stepp. In February, Stepp sent the woman a letter offering to help her stop pressing rape and kidnapping charges against his client. He attached a copy of a scrap of paper on which the woman had scrawled her name and a bogus telephone number and had then given to Stepp's client, Timothy Conley, after the alleged attack. The woman says she did so to escape Conley. Stepp says the paper is evidence that the woman accompanied his client willingly. The woman said Stepp was harassing her and filed a complaint. A grievance committee found Stepp had no "unethical purposes." It noted that Stepp had sent a copy of the letter to the state attorney's office, and that the woman will have to explain the piece of evidence at trial.

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