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Duke Rape Accuser Arrested

Cops: Crystal Mangum battered boyfriend, torched clothes


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Duke Rape Accuser In Attempted Murder Bust

FEBRUARY 18--The North Carolina woman who falsely accused a group of Duke lacrosse players of rape was arrested last night for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and threatening to stab him. According to Durham cops, Crystal Mangum, 31, got into a violent altercation with Milton Walker last night and set his clothes on fire in a bathtub.

According to court warrants, Mangum attacked Walker by "scratching, punching, and throwing objects at the victim," who was not arrested. She also threatened, "I'm gonna stab you motherfucker." Firemen were called to extinguish the bathroom blaze while Mangum, Walker, and three children were evacuated from their Lincoln Street residence.

Mangum, pictured in the mug shot at left, was charged with a variety of crimes, including attempted murder, arson, simple assault, communicating threats, resisting arrest, and child endangerment. The murder count stemmed from her bid to injure Walker via the arson. Mangum is being held in the Durham County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. A Durham Police Department arrest report notes that Mangum had not consumed drugs or alcohol before the 11:30 PM incident, and that she has a Mickey Mouse tattoo on her left arm and a Smurfs tattoo on her right leg.

In 2006, Mangum, then working as an exotic dancer, claimed that she was sexually assaulted while performing at the Duke lacrosse party. Rape charges against three athletes were eventually dismissed when the North Carolina attorney general determined that there was insufficient evidence to back Mangum's claims. (7 pages)

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Here we have a very very sick woman who is a clear and present danger to society