MARYVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - The teenage girl involved in a Missouri sexual assault case that has drawn national attention has spoken out publicly.
Daisy Coleman posted the story of her life before and after a sexual assault that happened in 2012 on the website XOJane.com. The website prides itself on being "where women go when they are being selfish and where their selfishness is applauded."
The case has been cast in the national spotlight recently asthe Kansas City Star'spublished astorytelling the story of the rape case and thetribulations faced by her family as a result. Charges in the case have been dropped,her mother losing her job, their homeburnt down,and the family moved to a different town, all stemmingfrom the rapeallegations.
"We all knew what had happened, we just wanted someone else to say it for us," she writes in the post.
The article features photos and details of the night that Coleman said changed her life, and she said she hopes her story could be a lesson to others.
"I'm nothing more than just human, but I also refuse to be a victim of cruelty any longer," she wrote. "I not only survived, I didn't give up. I've been told that a special prosecutor is going to reopen the case now. This is a victory, not just for me, but for every girl."
Officials are currentlysearching for a special prosecutor to see if new charges should be filed in the case.