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Details Emerge About Polygraph Test Taken By Duke Lacrosse Player

Posted May 17, 2006
Updated December 9, 2006

— Dave Evans, who was recently indicted in connection with the Duke lacrosse rape investigation, said he took a polygraph test on his own to prove he was not involved in the alleged incident.

A woman, who is a student at North Carolina Central University, claims she was raped and beaten by three members of the Duke lacrosse team at an off-campus party, where she was hired as an exotic dancer.

Evans, 23, said he offered to take a polygraph test, but he said police investigators refused his offer. Evans took one, which was administered by Robert J. Drdak, a former special agent with the FBI with 28 years of experience. Drdak asked two separate series of questions during the polygraph test.

Series 1
Question: On March 13 or 14 at the lacrosse party, did you physically assault the accuser?
Answer: No.

Question: On March 13 or 14 at the lacrosse party, did you sexually assault the accuser?
Answer: No.

Question: On March 13 or 14 at the lacrosse party, did you actively participate in a sexual assault of the accuser?
Answer: No.

Series 2
Question: Did you see or hear anything on March 13 or 14 that would indicate the accuser was sexually assaulted at the lacrosse party?
Answer: No.

Question: Do you have any firsthand information that the accuser was sexually assaulted at the lacrosse party on March 13 or 14?
Answer: No.

In his polygraph report, Drdak said, "it is the opinion of the examiner that this examination strongly supports the truthfulness of Mr. Evans concerning the relevant questions as noted and answered above.

Evans said during a recent press conference that he, along with two other indicted lacrosse players -- Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty -- were innocent. All three men have been indicted on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping.
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