Girl in Maryville Rape Case Writes 1st-Person Account

2 years 6 months 1 week ago October 19, 2013 Oct 19, 2013 Saturday, October 19 2013 Saturday, October 19, 2013 4:23:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri teen who says she was raped by an older boy at her high school has written an account of her ordeal for an online woman's magazine.

In the article posted Friday on xojane.com, Daisy Coleman writes that the 2012 incident sent her into a spiral and she twice tried to commit suicide.

Mandy Stadtmiller, deputy editor for the website, says she asked Daisy to provide the first-person account after reading about her story.

Felony charges against two teens were dropped after the prosecutor in Maryville said the witnesses refused to cooperate.

On Wednesday, the prosecutor asked for a special prosecutor to re-examine the evidence.

The Associated Press doesn't generally name sexual assault victims but is naming the girl because she and her family have been granting public interviews.

 

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