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Teen at Center of 'Nightmare in Maryville' Rape Case Writes About Night She Says She Was Sexually Assaulted, 'Left For Dead' in Snow

"Then it was like I fell into a dark abyss. No light anywhere. Just dark, dense silence -- and cold."

Daisy Coleman. (Image Source: xojane.com)

The Missouri teenage girl at the center of the "Nightmare in Maryville" rape case penned a first person essay on Friday providing chilling details about a night she says she was raped by an older boy and left for dead outside in the freezing cold.

In the essay, posted on xojane.com and entitled "I'm Daisy Coleman, The Teenager At The Center of the Maryville Rape Media Storm, And This Is What Really Happened," the now 15-year-old teen recounted the night she said hurled her into "a long, reckless winter."

Daisy Coleman. (Image Source: xojane.com)

Daisy said the nightmare began when she and a 13-year-old friend snuck out to 17-year-old Matthew Barnett's house. At the house, the older boy suggested she "drink from a tall shot glass," she said.

"About five shots tall, I drank it. I guess I didn't know how badly it would mess me up," Daisy wrote. "But the boys who gave it to me did."

"Then it was like I fell into a dark abyss. No light anywhere. Just dark, dense silence -- and cold," she continued. "That's all I could ever remember from that night. Apparently, I was there for not even an entire hour before they discarded me in the snow."

Daisy Coleman. (Image Source: xojane.com)

"Waking up was a complete blur. I had to be carried into my mother's bedroom, in complete and total confusion," she added. "I was freezing and sick and bruised, my hair in icy chunks weighted against me. When my mom gave me a bath, she saw that I was hurt down in my privates."

According to Daisy, she had been left dead in the freezing weather and was only saved by her mother who heard her clawing at the door.

"My mother told me she found me outside, left for dead, and when she heard me trying to get to the door, she thought it was a dog scratching. I was weak and could have died in the below freezing temperatures," Daisy wrote.

The teenage girl then described life following the event.

"I couldn't go out in public, let alone school," she wrote.

"I sat alone in my room, most days, pondering the worth of my life," Daisy continued. "I quit praying because if God were real, why would he do this?"

[sharequote align="center"]“I burned and carved the ugly I saw into my arms, wrists, legs and anywhere I could find room"[/sharequote]

"I burned and carved the ugly I saw into my arms, wrists, legs and anywhere I could find room," she added.

On Wednesday a northwest Missouri prosecutor announced he's asking for a special prosecutor to look into Daisy's case.

Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice initially dropped felony charges against the 17-year-old boy last March, two months following the January incident. Interest in the case was recently revived after an article in the Kansas City Star caught the eye of internet hactivist organization Anonymous which then used social media to shine a bright spotlight onto the incident.

Daisy Coleman. (Image Source: xojane.com)

The county sheriff and Rice have insisted their investigation collapsed after the Colemans became uncooperative with investigators and refused to answer questions. Coleman says she and her daughter did cooperate and that investigators didn’t do enough to push the case forward.

Anonymous and others, however, have hinted that the charges may have been dropped due to one of the youth's connections to a longtime local political figure.

Daisy’s 13-year-old friend also said she was forced to have sex with a 15-year-old at the same house, while another 17-year-old allegedly recorded the incident on a cellphone. The 15-year-old was charged in the juvenile system. Charges against the 17-year-old who allegedly videotaped the incident were also dropped last March.

The boys, however, have maintained that the sex was consensual.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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