Timeline of the Maryville, Mo., sexual assault case

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.

July 11, 2013 -- KCUR airs an investigative piece on the rape case .

October 13, 2013 -- A Kansas City Star investigation is published, bringing internationl attention to the case .

October 14, 2013 --  Melinda Coleman, Daisy's mother, tells 41 Action News she believes the charges were dropped for political reasons . Prosecutors claim there was insufficient evidence to try the case and dismiss claims of favoritism toward the politically-connected family of Barnett. 

October 16, 2013 -- Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice asks the court to appoint a special attorney to review the Maryville sexual assault case on Wednesday afternoon.

October 17, 2013 -- A series of secret recordings sent to 41 Action News on Thursday by Melinda Coleman appears to cast doubt on the prosecutor's timeline for when the most serious charges in the case were dropped and why.

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.

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