Accuser in Duke Lacrosse Case Has Prior Criminal Record
There's been a lot of complaining about why the police waited two days to get a search warrant in the Duke lacrosse player incident in which an stripper-dancer claims she was brutally raped by three players. The police were trying to evaluate her claim, but there was this to take into consideration:
According to a 2002 police report, the woman, currently a 27-year-old student at North Carolina Central University, gave a taxi driver a lap dance at a Durham strip club. Subsequently, according to the report, she stole the man's car and led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wake County.
Apparently, the deputy thought the chase was over when the woman turned down a dead-end road near Brier Creek, but instead she tried to run over him, according to the police report. Additional information notes that her blood-alcohol level registered at more than twice the legal limit.
Defense lawyer Joe Cheshire confirms the 911 caller was the other dancer at the party. It couldn't be anyone else as as I'm concerned.
"We're absolutely positive the caller was not the accuser, but the other young lady there," Cheshire said.
Cheshire said witnesses have talked to the woman and a comparison of audio tapes proves the caller was the second dancer at the party, but Durham police say they do not know who called.
[Hat tip to commenter IMHO .]
This is a continuation of earlier posts, and a new thread for comments on the case, as the last one is almost at 100, our usual limit.
- April 6, 2006 - Duke Responds to Lacrosse Team Crisis
- April 5, 2006 - Duke Lacrosse Coach Resigns; Post-Party E-mail Revealed
- April 2, 2006 - Newsweek on the Duke Lacrosse Team Rape Allegations
- March 31, 2006 - The Duke Lacrosse Players Rape Allegations: Truth or Scam?
Update: I'll be discussing the case on Fox News "The Lineup" Saturday night at 9:00 pm ET
Update: Comments now closed, a new thread has started here.
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