WWMT Newschannel 3 - Search Results
Rape case gets second look in small Missouri town
MARYVILLE, Missouri (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A rape case that rattled the small town of Maryville, Missouri is now getting a second look.
The family says they were forced to move from their small town because of harassment over the allegations.
Now they say they're happy someone is listening.
"Just for people to listen and look at it with objective eyes is huge for us at this point, because we haven't had that," said Melinda Coleman.
Daisy Coleman claims a 17-year-old acquaintance raped her in January of last year, but felony rape charges were dropped two months later.
They say it's because the suspect is related to a former state legislator.
Prosecutors say the case was dropped because the victims stopped cooperating.
Coleman and another girl say they stopped talking because of the pressure.
The Missouri prosecutor is now asking for a special prosecutor to review the case.