Sunday, February 28, 2010

Duke Lacrosse Liar Charged with Attempted Murder and Arson

The stripper who falsely accused three university lacrosse players of rape nearly four years ago has been charged with attempted murder after a fight with her boyfriend.

Crystal Mangum, 31, was arrested on Wednesday on charges including arson and assault, according to police in Durham, North Carolina.

She was also charged with identity theft, communicating threats, damage to property, resisting an officer and misdemeanor child abuse.

Mangum became infamous in 2006, when she accused three white Duke students of gang-raping her at an off-campus party.

The athletes were cahrged on the strength of Mangum's claims.

But the rape indictments were later dropped after Mangum told North Carolina prosecutors she was no longer sure whether anyone had sex with her.

By then, Duke had kicked the athletes out of college and their names and reputations were badly damaged.

Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong was later disbarred over his handling of the racially-charged case.

The troubled accuser was not charged with making false accusations because investigators concluded she actually believed the tales she told.

It also turned out the Duke case wasn't the first time Mangum had accused men of harming her.

In 1996, she told police she had been kidnapped and raped three years earlier - when she was 14.

The case was never pursued.

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2 comments:

Miss Ondrya said...

Heretic: "In 1996, she told police she had been kidnapped and raped three years earlier - when she was 14."

And the funny thing is, in that case as well she was allegedly raped by THREE men.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Gail_Mangum#Credibility_of_the_accuser

Anonymous said...

All false accusers will reap what they have sown.