Woman Who Falsely Accused Duke Lacrosse Players Of Rape, Found Guilty Of Child Abuse

A woman who authorities said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape four years ago has been found guilty by a North Carolina jury of misdemeanor child abuse and damaging property.

A Durham County jury on Friday convicted 32-year-old Crystal Mangum of contributing to child abuse or neglect, injury to personal property, and resisting a public officer stemming from a February confrontation with her live-in boyfriend. Mangum was sentenced to time already served before she was released on bail earlier this year.

The jury deadlocked 9-3 on a felony arson charge, and Superior Court Judge Abraham Jones declared a mistrial.

Police said Mangum piled her boyfriend's clothing into a bathtub and set it on fire while her three children and two police officers were inside the apartment.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2010 at 12:34 PM
    you know another way to say a woman who falsely accuses.. is that she's a liar
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 08:55 AM
    Data man they dont post your comments because they are laced with racism & victim mentality
  • by Oh Well... Location: ENC on Dec 19, 2010 at 03:48 PM
    Mike Nifong was the lawyer in this case, he was disbarred for ethical violations and misrepresentation. Ms. Mangum, who was a stripper and an escort at the time, was found to have the DNA of five different men on her, none matching any of the players. She has been committed for drug and alcohol abuse several times, and was highly intoxicated when she accused those players of raping her. No excuse for her behavior, one day her luck is going to run out. She needs to stop thinking only of herself and start thinking about her kids.
  • by Data Man on Dec 19, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    I can't believe you guys are not posting my comments! To sum it all up again! This girl was not the right color; if so those boys would have not had a leg to stand on!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 01:59 PM
    str8 forward i guess he couldnt deal with the truth
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 01:53 PM
    Oh honey, your such a mess. Who were your parents? Good grief.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    str8 forward did you know according to WRAL Mangum had the DNA of 5 differnt men on her when she was examined and none of that dna matched any players of the lacrosse team. so now that you have the facts how about admitting you were wrong? i doubt you are intellectually honest enough to do that
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    str8 forward according to the State Attorney General she wasn't raped.. she was with another guy before the party. The Lacrosse players werent called not guilty.. they were called innocent... big difference... the only one who broke the law in this case was Mangum... who lied to the police thinking that if she falsely played the race card that she would be believed. so you sir do not know the facts.
  • by Data Man on Dec 18, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    Something happened with the duke lacross team concerning this woman. Just so happen that this girl never really had a good name from the start. I am sure she was there to do some kind of show or even sleep with them for money and something went wrong. When you are going up against white men with power and money its hard. If this had been a white female like Eve Carson making these claims then those guys would not have had a leg to stand on if they were guilty or not. This black girl screamed and didnt have the money to back it up! Now white america will make sure that if she gets a speeding ticket; her face will be on the news. This is where we mess up as blacks. We have to stay clear of all trouble once we are zeroed in on. There is no telling what happened at that house that night. She didnt just called the cops for the heck of it.
  • by Really, Lavon? on Dec 18, 2010 at 04:18 PM
    Is it worse than the Eve Carson case? What about Channon Christian and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom? No, I guess those were more humane.
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