The accuser in the Duke Lacrosse rape case has been arrested for arson and assault charges.
31-year-old Crystal Mangum was arrested late Wednesday night after a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, Milton Walker, according to police in Durham. Officers responded to 2220 Lincoln in Durham. Detectives say Mangum tried to set clothes on fire in a bathtub. Mangum, Walker and three children were evacuated from the apartment because of the fire. Fire crews extinguished the flames.
Mangum was charged with five counts of arson, simple assault, ID theft, communicating threat, damage to property, resist delay and obstruct and three counts of child endangerment.
Mangum was the center of the Duke Lacrosse Team rape investigation in March of 2006. Charges against the players in the infamous case were eventually dropped.