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January 9th, 2014
08:41 PM ET

Teen accused of raping Daisy Coleman pleads guilty to child endangerment

Was it justice for Daisy?

The special prosecutor reexamining the case of Daisy Coleman, the young woman who accused her classmate of sexual assault, determined there was not enough evidence to charge the older boy with rape.

Missouri teen pleads guilty to misdemeanor in alleged sex assault

Instead, the former high school football player plead guilty to a single count of child endangerment.

It's a deal that not only disappoints Daisy and her family, but is sparking outrage across the country.

CNN's Kyung Lah is in Maryville, Missouri with the latest.


Filed under: Justice • Missouri Rape Case • News
January 7th, 2014
08:45 PM ET

Daisy Coleman, teen at the center Missouri rape case hospitalized after suicide attempt

Daisy Coleman, a young woman from Maryville Missouri who says she was raped two years ago by a popular school football player has been hospitalized after trying to kill herself, according to her mother.

Coleman's story made national headlines last year after it was revealed charges against the older boy from a prominent political family were quickly dropped.

CNN's Kyung Lah has more on what may have led this young woman attempted suicide and we want to warn you some of the images you're about to see – may be offensive.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Missouri Rape Case • News
October 22nd, 2013
09:38 PM ET

Missouri town rallies for alleged rape victim

Hundreds of people are marched in the streets of Maryville, Missouri demanding justice for alleged rape victim Daisy Coleman.

Coleman who was 14 at the time says she was sexually assaulted almost two years ago by a 17 year-old high school senior who plied her with alcohol.

Matt Barnett says the sex was consensual and a country prosecutor dropped the charges citing a lack of evidence. A special prosecutor is now taking a second look at the case.

Kyung Lah is OutFront in Maryville with the latest.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Missouri Rape Case • News
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.


Filed under: Justice • Missouri Rape Case • News
October 18th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Secret recordings released in the Missouri teen rape case

The mother of a 14 year-old alleged rape victim has released audio tapes of the conversations she had with the county prosecutor who dismissed the case.

Melinda Coleman says the tapes prove she and her daughter, Daisy Coleman cooperated with authorities and only invoked their 5th amendment rights after the felony charges were dropped.

But do the tapes conclusively prove the prosecutor dropped the ball?

George Howell is Outfront with the story.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Missouri Rape Case • News
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