Duke Lacrosse Accuser Pregnant, No Delivery Yet

Update: The accuser is not due until February. Paternity tests have been ordered at the request of the defense. Nifong says he has no reason to believe any of the players are the father.

[Added: The following appears to be incorrect]

The accuser in the Duke Lacrosse alleged rape case gave birth on Thursday.

The 29-year-old gave birth nine months after she alleges she was raped by three Duke University lacrosse players at a March 13 team party.

Added: The following still seems valid:

....A defense attorney tells WRAL that a test taken at the hospital showed that she was not pregnant at the time of the party and that she was given emergency contraception commonly referred to as the morning-after pill.

While no semen from any of those accused as found in her body, male DNA from multiple other sources was.

In other Duke case news, the defense filed a great motion to suppress the accuser's eyewitness identification of the players today. It's 46 pages and available here.

There are more internal inconsistencies in this case than in any other rape case I can remember reading about. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.

There's a lot of discussion about today's developments going on at the TalkLeft Duke Forums.

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    Throw this one out (none / 0) (#1)
    by plumberboy on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 05:00:52 AM EST
    I hope they throw this out and prosecute the DA for improper conduct in prosecuting a case,this was a politically motivated case and the DA used this case to win a very close political race.The man lied to the world, lied to voters, and worst held back evidence that proved those boys were innocent.I say take him and the prostitute that lied and prosecute them both those kids reputation will be in question for a long while and they have lost time off their lives that will never be returned.The sick thing is I suspect this whole thing was started by people's jealousy and resentment toward a group of kids that are on their way to success.

    i'm going out on a limb, (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 07:40:19 AM EST
    and assuming DNA testing of the child will be the next order of business, to determine who the father is. unless, of course, he's already been identified.

    this case makes "Alice in Wonderland" look normal, by comparison.

    Paternity test... (none / 0) (#7)
    by desertswine on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 02:19:04 PM EST
    You called this right.

    Where are they? (none / 0) (#3)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 09:39:54 AM EST

    Where are the elected politicians speaking out on this travesty?  The silence is deafening.  How about some leadership!

    Where you been? (none / 0) (#8)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 16, 2006 at 08:36:23 AM EST
    People get railroaded everyday by the over-reaching arm of the law...no politician has spoken up before about it.

    This case of rail-roading is getting more attention than most...wonder why?  


    yeesh (none / 0) (#4)
    by scribe on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 09:59:19 AM EST
    This is about as textbook a case of a bad investigation (likely of something that never took place) as can be thought up.

    Apparently (none / 0) (#5)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 01:36:27 PM EST
    She has given birth.

    Pat Test (none / 0) (#6)
    by peacrevol on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 01:54:13 PM EST
    They have ordered a paternity test. I'm going to say that I doubt that they'll find anything out b/c it sounds to me like there were several options on who may have been with her around the same time about 9 months ago.