Duke lacrosse defense team: DNA from OTHER men found on alleged “rape victim”

I’ve had several readers email me the link to this story this evening:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – DNA testing in the Duke lacrosse rape case found genetic material from several males in the accuser’s body and her underwear – but none from any team member, defense attorneys said in court papers Wednesday.

The papers were filed by attorneys for the three lacrosse players charged, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans. They complained that the information about DNA from other men was not disclosed in a report prosecutors provided earlier this year to the defense.

The testing was conducted at a private laboratory for the prosecution.

“This is strong evidence of innocence in a case in which the accuser denied engaging in any sexual activity in the days before the alleged assault, told police she last had consensual sexual intercourse a week before the assault, and claimed that her attackers did not use condoms and ejaculated,” the defense said.

The case against the three Duke lacrosse players accused of raping a stripper continues to unravel.

La Shawn Barber has been on top of this story from the word go and blogged earlier today about how Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has asked the DOJ to investigate Durham DA Mike Nifong for possibly violating the civil rights of the three accused Duke Lacrosse players. Read more about that here.

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