October 21st, 2013
09:45 PM ET

Special prosecutor appointed in Missouri teen rape case

A special prosecutor has been appointed to re-investigate allegations that a 17 year-old high school football player raped a 14 year-old girl after getting her drunk.

The original prosecutor said Daisy Coleman's appearance Outfront – when she said she was willing to testify – caused him to re-open the case. Daisy claims charges against Matt Barnett were originally dropped because of political pressure.

The prosecutor says the reason was a lack of evidence.

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