journalism / news

Don’t ‘get’ me started on rape

Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Image: courthouselover/Flickr

Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Image: courthouselover/Flickr

By Shannon Power

The horrific story of the rape of a 14-year old girl in Maryville, Missouri was published on the news website Gawker.

The story, according to Gawker and other news outlets, is the girl went to a party where she was given a drink that left her ‘barely able to stand’. A senior on the high school football team, Matthew Barnett, raped her, while another male raped her 13-year old friend and a third male filmed the event.

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