October 17th, 2013
08:29 AM ET

Missouri Teen Rape Case May Reopen

A Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in a controversial rape case will ask a court to appoint a special prosecutor to review the facts and look at possibly refiling charges.

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert L. Rice said Wednesday that he was making the request after CNN aired interviews this week with the alleged victim, Daisy Coleman, who says she was raped when she was 14, and her mother.

At a news conference, Rice also cited a recent article in The Kansas City Star that questioned the integrity of the investigation.

"The public trust in our criminal justice system must be upheld at all times," he said.

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