Posted on October 16, 2013
VICTORY: Justice for sexual assault survivor Daisy Coleman
In January 2012, Daisy Coleman was sexually assaulted and left unconscious overnight on her Maryville, Missouri front yard in freezing temperatures. A few months later, charges against her accused attacker – a high school football player with a well-connected family – were dropped under suspicious circumstances.
Thanks to activism that includes 10,000 CREDO petition signatures, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, who has long stood up for victims of domestic and sexual assault, was named by a Missouri circuit court judge as the special prosecutor to re-open Daisy’s case.