Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of child abuse


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Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of child abuse
By EMERY P. DALESIO
The Associated Press
Friday, December 17, 2010; 6:06 PM

DURHAM, N.C. – 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.

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.

Such a sweet young lady … whatever went wrong …


#2

Why am I not surprised. However…

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.

WHAT???


#3

She’s the kind of person whose lifestyle choices disincline me to expect their actions to make sense. I’m so intolerant …


#4

What I was asking is how she managed to pull off shoving all her boyfriend’s clothes into the tub then starting them on fire WITH TWO COPS STANDING BY???


#5

well i’m SURE that the police officers were trying to help her to emotionally get thru the experience.


#6

This very incomplete AP story is as pervasive as it is uninformative! I came across this article, which suggests that the LEOs’ attention was diverted to her erstwhile boyfriend at the time Mangum lit the fire.