National eyes focus in on Maryville sexual assault case, in-state pressures rise
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National eyes focus in on Maryville sexual assault case, in-state pressures rise

Date: October 16, 2013
By: Creighton Hayes
State Capitol Bureau

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A top House Democrat has joined Republican leaders in their calls for the Maryville sexual assault case to be reopened.
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Wrap: After several national news outlets picked up the story of the alleged sexual assault of Daisy Coleman, Missouri officials are calling on prosecutors to re-open the case.

In a press release Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and has asked Attorney General Chris Koster to get involved.

St. Louis County Democratic Representative Stacey Newman is upset by Kinder's request.

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Description: "I am very disappointed the Lieutenant Governor, even being an attorney himself, did not even bother to pay attention to current statutes before insisting the Attorney General get involved."

For the second day in-a-row, Koster was unavailable for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.

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A top House Democrat has joined Republican leaders in their calls to reopen an alleged rape case in Maryville, Missouri.
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Wrap: St. Louis Democratic Representative Stacey Newman has stared a petition for the alleged rape victim from Maryville.

Newman started the petition, called "Demand Justice for Daisy", to counteract the decision and find truth for the families involved.

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Description: "I'm appalled at the actions of the Nodaway County Prosecutor in terms of his refusal to reopen the case, when there is clearly evidence presented to him."

The Nodaway County Prosecutor made the decision in 2012 to dismiss the case.

He was unavailable for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.

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A St. Louis area Democrat has joined Republican leaders in their calls for the reopening of a 2012 sexual assault case in Maryville, Missouri.
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Wrap: St. Louis Democratic Representative Stacey Newman started a petition to reopen the alleged rape case, called "Demand Justice for Daisy".

Republican leaders have called for Attorney General Chris Koster to step in.

Newman says any involvement by Koster would be unlawful. 

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Description: "The problem is that the Attorney General's hands are tied, by law. By law he cannot intervene with a prosecutor's case."

Koster has no juridiction over the case unless authorized by the Nodaway County Prosecutor.

The case was originally dismissed in 2012.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.

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A state senator joined the ranks of public officials that are calling for an investigation into the alleged rape of Daisy Coleman.
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Wrap: State Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia is suggesting an investigation be opened regarding an alleged rape case in northwest Missouri.

Schaefer thinks any investigation needs a fresh start.

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Description: "I think that there needs to be a fresh set of independent eyes and look at that investigation. I think that an impartial, outside entity probably needs to, probably needs to do an independent investigation."

He also said that people are getting ahead of themselves by calling for a grand jury.

The original case was dismissed in 2012 by the Nodaway County Prosecutor.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.


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