Special prosecutor expected to reveal whether there'll be charges in Maryville rape case

A special prosecutor is expected to announce Thursday whether she'll file charges against a Missouri man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Maryville two years ago when he was 17.

Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon before a judge in Maryville and give a statement to the media afterward.

Baker was appointed in October to re-examine claims by Daisy Coleman, who says she was raped by an older student at a party in January 2012. The Associated Press generally does not name alleged victims of sexual assault but is naming Daisy because she and her mother have granted public interviews.

Nodaway County prosecuting attorney Robert Rice previously dismissed felony charges and said the Colemans stopped cooperating with investigators.