Family Fights For Justice


POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:09pm

Town turns against family after young girl accuses high school football players of rape. Garrett Haake reports.

(KSHB) The mother of a 16-year-old girl who said a classmate sexually assaulted her daughter nearly two years ago is fighting to see dropped charges reinstated in a case that has now drawn national attention.

Melinda Coleman says she believes charges against a 17-year-old Maryville, Missouri football player were dropped for political reasons after the boy had sex with her 14-year-old daughter at an alcohol-fueled party in 2012.

Another boy was accused of taping the incident and when no video was found, charges against he - and a third boy involved with another girl - were also dropped.

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