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Maryville cautious after uproar over sexual assault case

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 9:36 a.m. CDT; updated 12:47 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MARYVILLE — Maryville city and school officials say they are on heightened alert in response to negative attention the city is receiving over a sexual abuse case.

Nodaway County Clerk Beth Walker says the county's site was taken down Monday for safety reasons.

City, school and police officials say they are concerned about reaction expressed on social media and in phone calls after the Nodaway County prosecutor dropped charges against a boy who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl and another boy who allegedly filmed it.

On Monday, the activist group Anonymous released an online statement criticizing the city and police for not prosecuting the case. However, the case was handled by Nodaway County, not the city.

The Maryville Daily Forum reports police are increasing patrols to protect anyone involved with the case, and school officials met Monday at all three city schools to discuss security.


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