Duke charges to be dropped?

AP: D.A. may now be seen as guilty party.

Published April 11, 2007 5:01PM (EDT)

According to the AP, all charges against the three Duke lacrosse players accused of rape and related offenses will likely be dropped, possibly as soon as this afternoon. An announcement is expected at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The AP notes that such a move would shift the focus of the case toward Durham County district attorney Mike Nifong, who faces disbarment over alleged ethics violations stemming from his aggressive handling of the sensational case.

If the charges are indeed dropped, we'll hear a lot of instances of "I told you so." Let's hope few of them are "I told you women should never report rape."

Stay tuned.

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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