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Friday, December 17, 2010

Accuser of Duke lacrosse players convicted of child abuse, Selena

12/17/10, "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."

5/4/09, "Selena Roberts and journalistic credibility," Durham-in-Wonderland blog. photo above of Selena Roberts from the Observer.
  • story of conviction on child abuse via Drudge Report

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