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The long-awaited second round of DNA testing results in the Duke University lacrosse rape accusation scandal returned the same results as the first round of testing with no conclusive match to any member of the team, an attorney representing one of the team captains said.

Joseph Cheshire, an attorney representing a team captain not charged in the case, told reporters that semen found on a vaginal swab taken from the accuser was from a "single male source," but it was not a match for any of the team players, all of whom submitted DNA for comparison.

"In other words, it appears this woman had sex with a male," said Cheshire. "It also appears with certainty it wasn't a Duke lacrosse player."

Cheshire also said the DNA report included the name of the man whose DNA was found inside the accuser. The man "is known to the Durham police department" he said, but declined to identify him.

"There is no indication that this man should have his name dragged through the mud," he said.

Fingernail 'Not Conclusive'

The attorney also said that genetic material from several people was found on a plastic fingernail recovered from a bathroom trash can at the party. He said some of that material had the "same characteristics" to some of the players, but not the two who have been charged with rape, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Cheshire told a news conference the fact that the players voluntarily turned over the fingernail indicates they had nothing to hide.

"Is that consistent with someone that knowledgeably and knowingly committed a rape?" Cheshire said. "That they would leave fingernails that were ripped off a person in a violent struggle in their trash can after they're told there's an investigation and that police were going to come to their house, and when the police do, they give them the fingernails?"

See Also:
2nd DNA Test Shows No Conclusive Match
Attorneys: DNA Bolsters Lacrosse Players' Defense

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Earlier Articles:
Durham Police Did Not Believe Duke Accuser
Duke Players' Accuser Claimed Rape Before
Two Arrested Duke Players May Have Alibis
No DNA Match in Duke Lacrosse Scandal


May 15, 2006 at 6:18 am
(1) Betty Friedan says:

With the taste of his own foot still lingering in his mouth, District Attorney Mike Nifong has another piece of evidence blow up in his face, I wonder how’s his ulcer is doing?

So would it be his own aura or is it the universe’s way of getting back at Nifong for destroying these young boys lives?

It would be funny if Nifong’s ulcer leads to a colonoscopy, or would it be “ironic” or “poetic justice” that he screws 47 boys over a false rape claim and have to take a 36 inch colonoscopy tube up his @ss for his part in the fiasco he created.

They are innocent! The drunken black stripper with the long criminal record and history of making false accusations…lied.

• Stripper made a false claim of rape by three boys in 1996.
• Stripper made a false claim of kidnapping in 1998
• Stripper charged with larceny, auto theft, and trying to kill a police officer in 2002
• 1st round of DNA shows no link to the lacrosse team.
• 2nd round of DNA shows no link to the lacrosse team
• DNA proves stripper had sex with boyfriend/pimp which accounts for the “rape kit” evidence of recent sexual activity.
• Innocent boy who picked up finger nail and threw it in the trash left his DNA on the fake press-on nail and will be charged for rape.

The stripper’s account of the night has serious integrity issues:
1) First she claimed 20 boys raped her, then she narrowed it down to 3 in a bathroom

a. The bathroom is absolutely and completely devoid of any evidence of a rape. Where is her DNA? Urine, blood, vaginal fluid, saliva, or tears?
b. Many people’s DNA were found under her nails but none from the innocent lacrosse boys.
c. She lied about losing her fake finger nails in a desperate struggle in the small enclosed bathroom, but pictures show that she removed her nails before inadequately performing her routine. No scratches were found on any of the innocent lacrosse boys’ bodies.
d. The 2 innocent boys she “eeny meeny miney moed” to be her rapists weren’t even at the party the time she claimed the rape occurred. She claims that she’s 100% sure, but she told her father that she’s not sure.
e. She took drugs before coming to the house, something illegal.

The stripper obviously lied, and she’s putting these innocent boys and families through hell. She deserves to be in prison for the rest of her pathetic life. She is worthless as a person and human being. Her one lie destroyed innocent boys. I hope her and Nifong’s aura catches up to them and they both get what they deserve. I hope everyone wishing this rape claim to be true, in spite of all the evidence that it never occurred, gets what’s coming to them.

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