Saturday, April 29, 2006

Admissibility of Duke rape victim's prior sexual assault report

Washington Post
The district attorney prosecuting two Duke University lacrosse players on rape charges said Friday that a similar complaint brought by the accuser 10 years ago may not be admissible if the Duke case goes to trial -- a suggestion disputed by a defense lawyer.

I'm not sure what the defense hopes to prove other than they will grasp at any straw to distract from actions taken by the defendents and the other lacrosse players. Other than the number of assailents there are no similarities between these two cases.

Talking to police 10 years ago about a sexual assault does not equal a false allegation any more than lack of follow up by the police equals a deliberate cover up by police.

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