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Duke Lacrosse Rape Suspect To Appear In D.C. Court

Posted April 25, 2006 9:27 a.m. EDT

— One of two Duke University lacrosse players charged with raping a stripper last month could face further legal trouble in an unrelated case in the District of Columbia.

Collin Finnerty is due in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday for a hearing to determine whether he violated the conditions of a diversion program he entered after being charged in November.

Court records show Finnerty and some of his friends are accused of beating a man in November and yelling derogatory names at him.

Under terms of the diversion program, the charges would be dismissed after Finnerty completed 25 hours of community service. The agreement also called for Finnerty to refrain from committing any criminal offense.

If the diversion is revoked and Finnerty is convicted of simple assault, he could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.