Melinda Coleman and her children left town after a social and legal disaster involving allegations of sexual assault by Coleman’s 14-year-old daughter, Daisy, against a 17-year-old high school senior and football player.
The football player, Matthew Barnett, was quickly arrested and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, but after a series of victim blaming, the charges were dropped without explanation. Six months after Coleman took her family out of Maryville, her house burned down.
After a firestorm of criticism following a story by The Kansas City Star with the decision not to file any charges, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice has reversed himself. On Wednesday, Rice announced that he has asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the case. Daisy Coleman may have her day in court after all.Read the full article here and the original story here.

Melinda Coleman and her children left town after a social and legal disaster involving allegations of sexual assault by Coleman’s 14-year-old daughter, Daisy, against a 17-year-old high school senior and football player.

The football player, Matthew Barnett, was quickly arrested and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, but after a series of victim blaming, the charges were dropped without explanation. Six months after Coleman took her family out of Maryville, her house burned down.

After a firestorm of criticism following a story by The Kansas City Star with the decision not to file any charges, Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice has reversed himself. On Wednesday, Rice announced that he has asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the case. Daisy Coleman may have her day in court after all.

Read the full article here and the original story here.

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