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Special Prosecutor to Address Maryville Case

A Jackson County prosecutor is expected to speak with a Nodaway County judge about progress in the Daisy Coleman investigation.
(MARYVILLE, Mo.) After more than two months away from the national spotlight, the case of the alleged rape of two Maryville girls is coming back to the forefront.

A special prosecutor from Jackson County brought in to investigate the case is about to speak out. Jean Peters Baker is expected in Maryville Thursday to speak with a Nodaway County judge on progress with the case.

It was mid-October when Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice announced a special prosecutor would be brought in to look at the Daisy Coleman rape case.

At issue is whether charges will be filed against three teens accused of raping and photographing Daisy and another girl in 2012 when Daisy was 14 years old.

No charges were filed after Rice and Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White said the victims' families were not cooperating with the prosecution.

But after public outcry brought international attention to the case, Peters Baker was assigned as special prosecutor.

Meanwhile, it's been a rough time for Daisy. Daisy's mother, Melinda Coleman, said on her Facebook page that her daughter tried to commit suicide over the weekend. The teen is now recovering in a Kansas City hospital.

Since then, dozens of well-wishers have reached out to Daisy on her Facebook page hoping for her recovering and telling her to remain strong.
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