Special Prosecutor Appointed in Maryville

A Missouri judge on Monday appointed a special prosecutor to review the sexual assault allegations made by Daisy Coleman in Maryville. Coleman, 14, claimed she was raped by Matthew Barnett, a senior star football player whose grandfather was a state representative, while another student recorded the incident. Both students confessed, but charges were soon dropped. Coleman and her family said they were run out of town after Coleman was allegedly raped. After the case gained international attention last week, the hacking collective Anonymous took on the cause. A rally organized by a group called Justice for Daisy will be held on Tuesday in Maryville.