Something About Maryville: The Rape Scandal That Shames America - Americas - World - the Independent
Maryville in Missouri is a place “where roots run deep,” according to the slogan that runs in wavy script across the city’s official insignia. With a population of 12,000 people, it is a small, quiet place, tucked away in rural Nodaway County.
But this week, it has become the focus of international attention, with the hacktivist group Anonymous demanding an investigation into the way local officials handled a 2012 rape case that is being compared to the now-infamous incident in Steubenville, Ohio, where a pair of high school football players were convicted earlier this year of raping a teenage girl at a party.
The touchpaper was lit at the weekend, when a detailed account of the case involving two teenage girls and two football players from the local high school was published by the Kansas City Star.