Accuser of Duke lacrosse players convicted of child abuse, Selena
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."
- AP story in Washington Post, 12/17, "Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of child abuse," by E. Dalesio
- story of conviction on child abuse via Drudge Report