The Ripple Effect Of The Maryville Rape Case
Daisy Coleman was raped in 2012 and died by suicide on August 4, 2020. Her mother Melinda died by suicide four months later.
Their deaths exemplify the 'ripple effect' of sexual assault, felt by those close to the victim and on a broader scale in the social context of the crime. "This is the collateral damage. This is actually what it looks like," explained executive director of SafeBAE, Shael Norris.