Daisy Coleman and her mother say they’re now hoping for closure after two extremely painful years.
A Missouri man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old schoolmate when he was 17 was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor child endangerment charge.
Jackson County prosecuting attorney Jean Peters Baker has been tight-lipped about the case since announcing in late October that she had been appointed as special prosecutor.
Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White says the county is placing portable toilets on Maryville’s courthouse square to accommodate whomever shows up for the 6 p.m. rally.
Circuit court clerk Elaine Wilson says Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has taken on the case.
The case of a 14-year-old girl who says she was raped by an older boy from her Missouri high school and left passed out on her porch in freezing temperatures is expected to get a fresh start under a special prosecutor.
“It’s an extremely long drive to Maryville and I really can’t justify sending one of my prosecutors over there for extended periods of time when we have to try the caseloads here in the city,” she said.
A prosecutor in Missouri who’s faced intense criticism over his handling of a case involving a 14-year-old girl who says she was raped by a 17-year-old acquaintance says he wants a special prosecutor to decide if new charges should be filed.
In the early morning of Jan. 8, 2012, 14-year-old Daisy Coleman was found passed out on her mother’s doorstep. She had sneaked out the night before, attended a party, and drank alcohol.
University officials said in an email to faculty, staff and students that the teacher was removed from the campus in Maryville.