KC prosecutor to investigate NW Mo. teen rape case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri circuit court clerk says Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has been picked to investigate a Maryville teen rape case that has gained national attention for the way it was handled by the local prosecutor.

Daisy Coleman says she was 14 in January 2012 when a 17-year-old boy plied her with alcohol and had sex with her while a second 17-year-old recorded the incident on his cellphone.

Felony charges against both boys were dropped months later after Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice says Daisy and her family stopped cooperating with the investigation.

Melinda Coleman, Daisy's mother, says the family never stopped cooperating but looks forward to answering questions in a new review of the case.

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