2006: LPGA chair’s son indicted at Duke
The third Duke University lacrosse player to be indicted in the investigation of an alleged rape at a team party is the son of Rae Evans, the Washington lobbyist who is chairwoman of the LPGA board of directors.
Accompanied at a May 15 news conference by his mother and father, David Evans, 23, called the charges against him and two teammates “fantastic lies.”
The alleged assault occurred at a March 13 party where a 27-year-old black student at nearby North Carolina Central University told police she was raped and beaten by three white men after she and another woman were hired as exotic dancers.
Evans, a team captain who lived at the house where the party was held, was indicted on charges of first-degree forcible rape, sexual offense and kidnapping. In the past, he had been cited for a noise ordinance violation and alcohol possession.
Defense attorneys have insisted DNA tests found no match between any of the team’s players and the accuser.
Evans' attorney, Joseph Cheshire, said the accuser identified Evans with “90 percent certainty” during a photo lineup. Cheshire said the accuser told police she would be 100 percent sure if Evans had a mustache – something he said his client has never had.
Evans said that he and his roommates helped police find evidence, and that he gave investigators access to his e-mail and instant messenger accounts. He said that his offer to take a lie-detector test was rejected, and that he later took one on his own and passed.
– Wire reports