Defense: DNA Tests Show Duke Lacrosse Accuser Had Sex, But Not With Players

A defense motion filed in the Duke lacrosse rape case says D-N-A testing found genetic material from several males in the accuser's body and her underwear -- but none from any team member. That includes the three charged with rape.

The motion was signed by attorneys for defendants Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans. It complains that the information was not disclosed in a report on the testing prosecutors provided earlier this year to the defense.

Defense attorney Joseph Cheshire said in an interview that the report's findings suggest the accuser had sex shortly before the March team party where she was hired to perform as a stripper. The woman has said three lacrosse team members gang-raped her in a bathroom at the party.

Cheshire says the report's finding is, in his words, "pretty significant."

District Attorney Mike Nifong did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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