Daisy Coleman, Teen At Center Of Maryville Rape Case, Hospitalized After Apparent Suicide Attempt

Teen At Center Of Maryville Rape Case Hospitalized

The Missouri teenager at the center of a small-town rape scandal has been hospitalized following a suicide attempt.

Melinda Coleman said in a Facebook post that her daughter, Daisy Coleman, tried to take her own life on Sunday after she was "terrorized" by teens on Twitter when she briefly attended a party.

Daisy Coleman was being treated at a Kansas City children's psychiatric hospital early Monday and is currently in stable condition, her mother told WDAF.

Last year, Daisy Coleman was bullied by Maryville, Mo., community members after she reported being raped by a 17-year-old student from Maryville High School when she was 14. Melinda Coleman alleged that the older boy gave her daughter alcohol at a party in January 2012, then sexually assaulted her at his home while she was incapacitated.

"On Twitter and Facebook, I was called a skank and a liar and people encouraged me to kill myself. Twice, I did try to take my own life," she wrote at the time.

On Facebook Monday, Melinda Coleman said that Daisy "may never be ok."

She also called on renewed support from hacktivist group Anonymous, whose members had spread awareness about the case after charges against Daisy's alleged attacker and another boy accused or raping her 13-year-old friend were dropped.

In October, Jean Peters Baker, a special prosecutor appointed to look into the case, promised to review the allegations "without fear and without favor," according to the New York Daily News. On Tuesday, some members of the collective expressed remorse that they "failed Daisy."

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