The Other Maryville Rape Survivor Speaks Out

Paige Parkhurst, who was just 13 at the time of the attack in Maryville, Mo., is now speaking out about her sexual assault.

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We got there, and they just started handing her drink after drink after drink. And they had separated us as soon as we got there.

And another boy that was there with me, had taken me into another room, and had sexually assaulted me, after me telling him no, pushing him away. And after he was done, he made me go back out into the living room with him, and we sat and waited until Matt was done with Daisy. And I had walked into Matt's room, and she was incoherent. She couldn't walk, couldn't talk, and just was talking like a baby pretty much...

It was very scary. I was really confused and didn't understand what was fully going on. I was in shock and really worried about my friend. It was freezing out. I don't know. There was just a lot of things going through my mind.

After the assualt, Paige said people were "constantly putting us down," and "working really hard" to try to get the two victims angry at each other.

They were constantly putting us down. They were telling a lot of people a lot of things that weren't true. They were telling Daisy that I was throwing her under the bus, and then telling me that Daisy was throwing me under the buss. I mean they were working really hard to try to get us angry at each other.

I was very angered. I didn't see how someone could drop those charges when they had all of the evidence they needed, and at the beginning said that they had a very strong case, but then they dropped the charges, and I felt like they were getting off on something that they shouldn't have been able to get off of.

"The main message is to stop sexual assault and to stop cyber bullying and yes, I do love everyone who has been supporting us, but you also have to be civil with them, and bullying them isn't going to do anything out of this." said Paige.

Paige says she's decided to speak out because she finally feels supported. "We do have a lot of support and we do have people listening, it's a miracle," she said. "We've waited for this day for a very long time."

"It is a very big epidemic in the world, and I just hope that other people can be brave enough to speak up when this happened to them," she told Al Jazeera.

The anonymous group continues to speak out for the Maryville rape survivors.

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"The people of Maryville have turned their backs on these victims... Evidence of this assault was captured on film and Daisy's unconscious body was left outside... We demand an immediate investigation into the handling by local authorities of Daisy's case. Why were the suspects initially arrested then released? Why was video and medical evidence not enough to put one of these football players inside a court room?"

"Please know this is for every person sexually assaulted who is afraid to speak out," Paige's mother Robin tweeted.

Thanks for the overwhelming support for our girls. Please know this is for every person sexually assaulted who is afraid to speak out.

robin bourland

@robinbourland1

Thanks for the overwhelming support for our girls. Please know this is for every person sexually assaulted who is afraid to speak out.

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It was just last night that I was reading the article, now it's everywhere. #Justice4Daisy #justice4us #stopsexualassault @divadaisy2015

Paige Parkhurst

@parkhurst_paige

It was just last night that I was reading the article, now it's everywhere. #Justice4Daisy #justice4us #stopsexualassault @divadaisy2015

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Although the Maryville county sheriff maintains the case was handled “flawlessly," two Republican leaders are calling for the state’s attorney general to revisit the alleged rape of Daisy Coleman.

"I call on Attorney General [Chris] Koster and Prosecutor Rice to join me in asking that the Circuit Court convene a grand jury to review all the evidence, hear all witnesses, and issue a decision as to whether charges should ensue," Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder said in a statement released late on Tuesday.

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