The victim and her mother spoke out:
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.
Few dispute the basic facts of what happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 8, 2012: A high school senior had sex with Coleman’s 14-year-old daughter, another boy did the same with her daughter’s 13-year-old friend, and a third student video-recorded one of the bedding scenes. Interviews and evidence initially supported the felony and misdemeanor charges that followed.
Yet, two months later, the Nodaway County prosecutor dropped the felony cases against the youths, one the grandson of a longtime area political figure.
It's all about connections. The guy did it, and he should do the time, not be able to go on with his life as if nothing happened. He reminds me of that creep Alex Kelly, only Kelly was aided and abetted by his parents when he went on the run.
The town's reaction was way beyond the pale.