Maryville http://kcur.org en No Sexual Assault Charges In Maryville Rape Case http://kcur.org/post/no-sexual-assault-charges-maryville-rape-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 19-year-0ld Maryville man pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor count of child endangerment, dodging a rape charge and offering an apology in a case that attracted small-town acrimony and international attention.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthew Barnett, who appeared at the Nodaway County Courthouse with his parents, got a four month suspended sentence, two years probation, and was ordered to make $1,800 in restitution to his victim, Daisy Coleman, now 16.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:47:56 +0000 Peggy Lowe 48500 at http://kcur.org No Sexual Assault Charges In Maryville Rape Case Going Public in the Maryville Rape Case To Spur Action http://kcur.org/post/going-public-maryville-rape-case-spur-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a quiet Sunday morning last fall, Paige </span>Parkhurst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> remembers being awakened by her mother, who was crying.</span></p><p>A newspaper story about the night two years ago that Paige was assaulted and her friend Daisy Coleman was allegedly raped was going viral. She and her mother, Robin Bourland, talked about how they had already been through so much. The minor boy who admitted to having sex with Parkhurst had been convicted and sentenced through the juvenile justice system.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 49485 at http://kcur.org Going Public in the Maryville Rape Case To Spur Action Maryville Rape Decision Set for Thursday http://kcur.org/post/maryville-rape-decision-set-thursday <p>A highly-anticipated decision is expected Thursday on a controversial rape case in Maryville, Mo.</p><p>Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Wednesday, two years to the day of the alleged assault, that she will announce the findings of her investigation in Maryville at 1:30 p.m.</p><p>Baker has not made any indication what her decision might be. She could refile charges against two boys that were dropped earlier, refuse to file any charges, or choose other legal claims.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:03:24 +0000 Peggy Lowe 49468 at http://kcur.org Maryville Rape Decision Set for Thursday Daisy Coleman Supporters Hold Peaceful Rally In Maryville http://kcur.org/post/daisy-coleman-supporters-hold-peaceful-rally-maryville <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civility was the order of the evening in </span>Maryville, Mo.,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tuesday evening at an organized event in support of alleged rape victim, Daisy Coleman. Some in the town had feared an invasion of outsiders protesting the handling of the case.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Highway troopers and police seemed to be on every corner of downtown </span>Maryville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but they had little to do.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:30:27 +0000 Dan Verbeck 45652 at http://kcur.org Daisy Coleman Supporters Hold Peaceful Rally In Maryville KC Democrat Named To Reinvestigate Maryville Rape Case http://kcur.org/post/kc-democrat-named-reinvestigate-maryville-rape-case <p></p><p></p><p>Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County prosecutor, was named Monday to launch a second investigation into a controversial rape case in Maryville, Mo.</p><p>Baker, a Democrat and former state legislator from Kansas City, Mo., was chosen for the high-profile job after online outrage focused on the case of Daisy Coleman, a then-14-year-old Maryville girl who says she was raped by a 17-year-old boy in January 2012.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:14:07 +0000 Peggy Lowe 45552 at http://kcur.org KC Democrat Named To Reinvestigate Maryville Rape Case Court Asked To Appoint Special Prosecutor In Maryville Sexual Assault Case http://kcur.org/post/court-asked-appoint-special-prosecutor-maryville-sexual-assault-case <p>A Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in an alleged sexual assault case involving a 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Mo. says he&#39;s asking a court to appoint a special prosecutor to look at the case.</p><p>Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice said in light of the attention the case has generated this week he was asking for a special prosecutor in order to uphold the public confidence in the justice system. But he also continued to insist that the charges were dropped because the Coleman family stopped cooperating and chose not to be deposed.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:36:51 +0000 Maria Carter & Steve Bell 45348 at http://kcur.org Maryville Rape Prosecutor Contradicts Earlier Statement http://kcur.org/post/maryville-rape-prosecutor-contradicts-earlier-statement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri county prosecutor under fire for dropping charges in a controversial rape case is blaming the failure on the victims’ refusal to testify, contradicting an earlier statement.</span></p><p>Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice issued a press release Tuesday, defending his actions on insufficient evidence because “the state's witnesses refused to cooperate and invoked their Fifth Amendment privilege to not testify.”</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:39:06 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Monica Sandreczki 45264 at http://kcur.org Maryville Rape Prosecutor Contradicts Earlier Statement Rape Case Outrage Focuses On Maryville http://kcur.org/post/rape-case-outrage-focuses-maryville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Online outrage is focusing on a central Missouri town and its top law enforcement officers after news of the alleged rape of two teenage girls garnered national attention.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:30:25 +0000 Maria Carter & Peggy Lowe 45225 at http://kcur.org Rape Case Outrage Focuses On Maryville Looking At The Maryville Rape Case http://kcur.org/post/looking-maryville-rape-case <p></p><p>Cases involving teen sexual assault have been on the national radar lately, and one town in the Kansas City area is under that microscope.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:43:44 +0000 Beth Lipoff, Steve Kraske, Monica Sandreczki & Peggy Lowe 40204 at http://kcur.org Looking At The Maryville Rape Case Sexual Assault In Maryville: A Timeline http://kcur.org/post/sexual-assault-maryville-timeline <p><em><a href="http://kcur.org/post/why-was-maryville-rape-case-dropped?nopop=1">Read our full investigative report on this story here.</a></em></p><p><strong>January 8, 2012</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1 a.m. — Daisy Coleman, 14, and a 13-year-old girlfriend sneak out of the Coleman’s home after texting with Matthew Barnett, 17. They go through a basement window at the Barnett home and begin drinking out of what is referred to as the “bitch cup.” Including Barnett, present were Nick Groumoutis, Cole Forney, Jordan Zech and a minor boy.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:28:40 +0000 Peggy Lowe 39979 at http://kcur.org Sexual Assault In Maryville: A Timeline Why Was The Maryville Rape Case Dropped? http://kcur.org/post/why-was-maryville-rape-case-dropped <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first thing Daisy Coleman remembers is her surprise that she was still alive.</span></p><p>“I was just like, I thought I was dead at first,” she said.</p><p>An incoherent Coleman, then 14, crawled to the front door of her family’s home in Maryville, Mo. It was a Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2012, 5 a.m. Her younger brother, Tristin, and mother, Melinda, heard a thumping and at first thought it was their dogs trying to come in.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:26:37 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Monica Sandreczki 39975 at http://kcur.org Why Was The Maryville Rape Case Dropped?