Nightmare in Maryville

“Since the morning her daughter had been left nearly unconscious in the frost of the home’s front lawn, this northwest Missouri community had come to mean little besides heartache.” The Kansas City Star reports on a Nightmare in Maryville, where charges of rape led to a firestorm against the accuser’s family, and a mediastorm on the Internet and beyond.

+ From XOJane: “I’m Daisy Coleman, the teenager at the center of the Maryville rape media storm, and this is what really happened.” One of the most interesting parts of this story is the role played by Anonymous and the power of social media.

+ WaPo: Here’s a way to never start a sentence: “I’m not saying she deserved to be raped, but…”

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