Duke Rape Accuser Made Similar Claim Ten Years Earlier

Ten years before the explosive claims of rape at an off-campus party of the Duke lacrosse team, the 27-year-old stripper at the center of the rape charges against Duke lacrosse players Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty made a similar claim to police in Creedmoor, N.C. WRAL reports:

CREEDMOOR, N.C. — Creedmoor city officials held a news conference Friday morning in which they talked about a police report the accuser in the Duke lacrosse investigation made in 1996 about an alleged rape.

Mayor Darryl D. Moss and Chief Ted Pollard went over details that were in the police report that was filed by the accuser, but was never prosecuted.

They did not say why the complaint, which was about an alleged rape by three men in 1993, was not explored further. They said that they were not sure if it was because the accuser did not pursue the case.

The accuser was asked by police in 1996 to write and submit a chronological version of the events, but police could not say if it was ever submitted. It was not found in a search of police records.

“If the accuser did not pursue the case, that is the end of it,” said Pollard, who added that he did not know if that was the case.

The Smoking Gun has the report.

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