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Role Of Second Dancer In 911 Call Questioned By Defense Attorneys

Posted April 7, 2006
Updated December 9, 2006

— Two exotic dancers showed up at an off campus house the night of March 13. One later told police three Duke lacrosse players raped her. Defense attorneys say they can prove the other dancer inside the house is the same person who claimed she was just passing by on a 911 call -- a claim verified by WRAL.

"If you listen to other audio that exists of her voice, plus we have witnesses who've talked to her, it's the same person," said defense attorney Joe Cheshire.

The second dancer, who met the victim for the first time that night at 610 North Buchanan, also was on another 911 call that night. Her voice is barely audible in the background of the call, in which she tells the security guard her name is Kim and possibly more.

"The owner of the car is here and can explain what happened," said the Durham 911 dispatcher during the call.

Durham police have interviewed Kim, but they will not say if corroborates the victim's story.

In other developments, Duke University's Board of Trustees issued a statement late Friday. It expresses regret for the situation and reiterates President Richard Brodhead's decision to address broader issues ranging from the social culture of students to questions involving race, class and Duke's relationships with Durham.
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