Now drop the rest of the charges:
The Durham district attorney dropped rape charges against three former Duke lacrosse players on Friday, but he said he would continue to pursue kidnapping and sexual offense charges that carry equally stiff sentences.
The woman, who said she was attacked while performing as a stripper at a lacrosse team party last March, has repeatedly asserted that she endured violent penile penetration. She said this to the first doctor who saw her, to the sexual-assault nurse, to the sexual-assault doctor, to detectives and in her own handwritten statement to the police, records show. She also consistently said she was forced onto her hands and knees and raped from behind.
Yet when questioned again on Thursday afternoon by Mr. Nifong’s investigator, the woman said for the first time that she could no longer be sure what had penetrated her.
Mr. Nifong said her uncertainty required him to act.
“Since there is no scientific or other evidence independent of the victim’s testimony that would corroborate specifically penetration by a penis, the state is unable to meet its burden of proof with respect to this offense,” he said in court papers.
The onlyreason these other charges remain is to provide Nifong with some cover after his egregious race-baiting and handling of this case. Drop the rest of the charges and prosecute Nifong, if you ask me.