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911 call: Date-rape drug suspected in Duke rape case

Posted January 29, 2015

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— A 911 call released Thursday reveals that a date-rape drug was initially thought to be involved in a suspected rape involving a Duke University fraternity and a student who reported being assaulted after attending a party earlier this month.

"She woke up around noon today," the caller says in the Jan. 9 call requesting a Durham police officer come to Duke University Hospital's emergency room. "We don't know when the assault happened, because I am pretty sure, presumably, there were presumably drugs – date-rape drugs or whatever you call – involved. She has no idea."

Police have not commented on the investigation, but search warrants indicate the student attended the off-campus party, at 2505 Chapel Hill Road, on the night of Jan. 8 and that an Alpha Delta Phi member gave her a drink that she thought to be hot chocolate.

She awoke the next afternoon, dressed only in a T-shirt and unable to remember what happened after the drink, according to court documents.

She then went to Duke Hospital, where a medical examination found evidence of sexual activity.

The 911 caller – whose identity was redacted from the recording – tells the emergency dispatcher that the student has bruises and scratches on her legs, arms and back as well as a bruise on her forehead.

Search warrants indicate that police appear to be focusing their investigation on at least one fraternity member with whom the female student was seen leaving the party early on Jan. 9.

Authorities, however, have not made any arrests in the case.

Duke University, which temporarily suspended Alpha Delta Phi, has declined to comment on the investigation, saying only that officials are cooperating with police.

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  • Wendy Henderson Jan 30, 2015
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    Love The Hangover

  • nobodyknow420 Jan 30, 2015

    Stanford handles these cases EXACTLY as they should be handled.! http://www.stanforddaily.com/2015/01/27/freshman-male-athlete-arrested-for-attempted-rape-on-jan-18/

  • Ginger Lynn Jan 30, 2015
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    The Vanderbilt football players had high dollar attorneys and yet justice prevailed. They are doing hard time.

  • dlnorri Jan 30, 2015

    There was an indication at some point that this involved football players, so it is very likely they do not have the millions to spend on attorneys that the lacrosse players had. If I was them I would be talking to the U about getting those lawyers the got the lacrosse team off the hook... It looks like real hard time for a number of folks.

  • runsracks2 Jan 30, 2015

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    Love all the constant wealth envy these days... maybe if people did something to make themselves better, earn more, their jealousy wouldn't color everything they say and announce ahead of them that whatever they are saying willbe pointless..

  • nicholecarpenterisback2 Jan 30, 2015

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    He has no information, just trolling for a response.

  • lilylogansmom Jan 30, 2015

    All of the "Lacrosse boys" didn't have money, You are only assuming they had money because of the university they attended. Justice was done when the "victim" in that case proved to be a liar! Also, you don't have to have money to have morals!

  • Edward Levy Jan 29, 2015
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    Actually, most of those frat boys are native NC Where do you get the non-inormation that they are from NJ

  • recontwice Jan 29, 2015

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    Justice depends on if they have as much family money as the lacrosse boys!!

  • iron fist Jan 29, 2015

    Some of you are really missing the point it doesn't matter where they are from or how much money they have it is WRONG to abuse a woman anywhere or anywhere. No excuse for abusing a woman. If guilty they should get the max punishment. Abuse of women happens everywhere and it is wrong and discussing.

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