Timeline of the Maryville, Mo., sexual assault case
41 Action News Staff
11:06 AM, Jan 9, 2014
5:30 PM, Jan 9, 2014
Jan. 8, 2012 -- Daisy Coleman, then 14 years old, and a 13-year-old friend were at a party that included two older teenage boys. Coleman claims she was sexually assaulted by Matthew Barnett, a 17-year-old Maryville, Mo., football player. Coleman is later found on the front porch of her family's home in freezing temperatures. An investigation into the sexual assault claims begins that morning. Hospital tests show Coleman had been drinking earlier. She had a blood alcohol content of 0.13, according to the Kansas City Star, well above the legal limit for adults.
Jan. 9, 2012 -- Barnett is arrested by Nodaway County sheriff's investigators. He admits to having sex with Coleman, claiming the encounter was consensual. He is later charged with multiple counts relating to the case, including sexual assault.
March 13, 2012 -- Charges against Barnett are dropped.
January 9, 2014 -- Matthew Barnett, now 19 years old, pleads guilty to criminal conviction for the misdemeanor offense of endangering the welfare of a child, one of the charges he initially faced two years ago.