"Unlike his previous effort, Wilson at least avoids out-and-out factual errors in his account of last Friday’s court hearing. But he slants his coverage in transparent ways.The Durham district attorney said in court Friday that he believed there was no evidence that a reported sexual assault at a Duke lacrosse team party last March lasted 30 minutes, as the police had stated. Instead, the prosecutor, Michael B. Nifong, said he thought the assault lasted 5 to 10 minutes.A casual reader would come away from these two paragraphs believing that, perhaps, a police spokesperson had inadvertently claimed the attack lasted 30 minutes, prompting the district attorney to issue a correction.In fact, the accuser—repeatedly—claimed the attack last 30 minutes, creating the extraordinary event of the district attorney altering the accuser’s version of events without, it appears, any corroborating evidence."
"Mr. Cheshire's news conference was briefly interrupted by Linwood Wilson, an investigator for the district attorney, who challenged him to show where in the documents the woman had changed her story. In an interview later, Mr. Wilson said he had seen all the evidence and that the woman, a 27-year-old student and stripper, had not changed her story."
“Defense lawyers say she gave so many different accounts — that she had been raped by 3, 5 or 20 men, or not at all — that they add up to a lie. The prosecutor’s file, however, shows that, except in some initial contacts with the police, she gave a consistent account during that night and since then of how many men raped her.”
“It was 12:04 a.m. March 14. The question is, what happened in the next 30 to 50 minutes?”
“The Durham district attorney said in court Friday that he believed there was no evidence that a reported sexual assault at a Duke lacrosse team party last March lasted 30 minutes, as the police had stated.”“Instead, the prosecutor, Michael B. Nifong, said he thought the assault lasted 5 to 10 minutes.”