Brendaliss Gonzalez, KSHB-TV
MARYVILLE, Mo. (KSHB) - The phones at Maryville City Hall have been ringing more than usual this week.
Ask the majority of those callers about Maryville, Missouri just a week ago and they probably couldn't point it out on a map. But that all changed when a sexual assault case involving two teens thrust the town into the national spotlight.
In the past few days, more details emerged about a teen who claims she and her family had to move out of the small town after she was raped and her case was dismissed.
"A few days ago it was forgotten about," Maryville business owner Bill Walker said. "It's everywhere, you know, where is this going to and how far is this going to go?"
People like Walker have seen their city mentioned on almost every social media site with messages calling them immoral and warning people not to visit.
It's currently the latest target by a social media hacking group called Anonymous.