Duke lacrosse accuser re-arrested

Crystal Mangum speaks with reporters
August 26, 2010 10:29:36 AM PDT
A judge has ordered former Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum arrested again.

Officials say Mangum violated the terms of her pre-trial release related to the visitation hours with her children.

Mangum turned herself in Thursday morning. She declined to comment to reporters on the advice of her attorney. Bond was set at $150,000.

Mangum is the Durham woman best known for accusing members of the Duke lacrosse team of rape in 2006. The players were later exonerated and the charges against them dropped.

In February, police charged Mangum with attempted murder, arson, and child abuse after a domestic dispute with her boyfriend.

According to an arrest warrant, the 33-year-old scratched, punched and threw objects at Milton Walker before setting his clothes on fire in a bathtub. Arresting officers said Mangum threatened to stab Walker while they were at her home. They went there after one of her children called 911.

Mangum spent three months behind bars before Hammond and Hammond bail bond service posted her $100,000 bail in May free of charge. Mangum's bail originally was set at $1 million before being lowered.

Mangum has told reporters Wednesday she didn't attack Walker and didn't burn his clothes. She said she believes her involvement in the Duke Lacrosse case influenced what happened to her in February.

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