Tuesday, April 18, 2006

2 Duke Lacrosse Players Charged


Two members of the Duke University's men's lacrosse team are now out on $400,000 bond. This comes after both surrendered to authorities Tuesday in connection with an alleged rape in March.

The two men, who attorneys say are 20-year-old sophomore Reade Seligmann of New Jersey and 19-year-old Collin Finnerty of New York, surrendered to authorities at the Durham County Magistrate's Office at about 4:55 a.m. They are charged with first-degree forcible rape, first-degree sexual offense and kidnapping.

The alleged victim, who is a student at North Carolina Central University, told police that three members of the team raped, beat and sodomized her while she was performing at an off-campus party. The woman also alleged that the men shouted racial slurs at her and another dancer.

They are still trying to identify the 3rd alleged attacker. For a bit of background on the 2 accursed you can read the rest of the article.

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