It's Hard to Win a Kidnap Charge When the "Victim" Keeps Wanting to Run Back Inside
When is someone going to bring up charges against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong?
Whatever the charge, it would have more substance than the crap he has thrown at the three Duke lacrosse players!
Mike Nifong dropped the rape charges against the three Duke lacrosse players today…
But, Nifong kept the kidnap charges and sexual offense charges!
Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong takes a break during a hearing at the Durham County Judicial Building in Durham, N.C., Friday, Dec. 15, 2006. (AP)
Breitbart reported the news on Friday:
Prosecutors dropped rape charges Friday against three Duke University lacrosse players accused of attacking a stripper at a team party, but the three still face kidnapping and sexual offense charges.
According to court papers filed Friday by District Attorney Mike Nifong, the accuser told a prosecution investigator on Thursday that she now does not know if she was penetrated during the alleged attack.
Lacking any “scientific or other evidence independent of the victim’s testimony” to corroborate that aspect of the case, Nifong wrote, “the State is unable to meet its burden of proof with respect to this offense.”
Nifong did not immediately return calls seeking comment, and a sign posted on his office door read, “No media, please!”
The accuser, a 28-year-old student at North Carolina Central University, has said three men raped her in a bathroom at a March 13 Duke lacrosse team party where she was hired to perform as a stripper.
The indicted players _ Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann _ all say they are innocent, and their attorneys have consistently said no sex occurred at the party.
The defense attorneys have repeatedly cited a lack of DNA evidence in the case as proof of their clients’ innocence, while Nifong had said he didn’t need DNA evidence to win convictions.
“It’s highly coincidental,” said defense attorney Joseph Cheshire, that the charges are being dropped a week after the director of a private DNA testing lab acknowledged that he initially, with Nifong’s knowledge, withheld from the defense test results showing none of the players’ DNA was found on or in the accuser’s body.
As far as the “kidnapping”- This is what the second stripper said to police after the alleged incident:
The second dancer in the Duke lacrosse case told police early on that allegations of rape were a “crock” and that she was with the accuser the entire evening except for a period of less than five minutes.
Four days after the incident the accuser said she was going to get paid by “the white boys”.
The News Observer reported:
DURHAM – Four days after she said she was raped, the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case told co-workers at a Hillsborough strip club that she was going to get money from some boys at a Duke party who hadn’t paid her, the club’s former security manager said.
“She basically said, ‘I’m going to get paid by the white boys,’ ” H.P. Thomas, the former security manager at the Platinum Club, said in an interview Friday. “I said, ‘Whatever,’ because no one takes her seriously.”
And… there were pictures released HERE of the alleged victim fumbling through her purse as she said her goodbyes to the lacrosse team- hardly a mad dash to the getaway car!
Wilsonizer sees the end of the road for one website.
Tom Maguire predicts that the remaining charges will be dropped by February 5, 2007.