Nobody can refute the fact that false charges of any type have the ability to not only transform lives but also to end careers and ruin reputations in the worst ways. The impact is potentially a million times worse if it refers to sexual assaults, as was meticulously examined in ESPN’s “30 for 30: Fantastic Lie,” which examined the 2006 Duke Lacrosse Case. But for now, if you simply want to know more about Crystal Gail Mangum, the alleged victim/accuser in this specific puzzling and complicated case, we have the information you need.
Who is Crystal Mangum?
Although Crystal Mangum was born on July 18, 1978, the youngest of three children to devoted parents Mary and Travis Mangum, it is said that she did not experience the most comfortable, straightforward, or joyful adolescence. Actually, she wasn’t taken advantage of by three older guys (including her then-21-year-old boyfriend) when she was just 14 years old, not because of family issues. She really came forward with this claim around the time she received her high school diploma in 1996, but she chose not to press charges because of external fears even though she said it actually did happen.
After that, Crystal made an effort to advance in life by enlisting in the US Navy as a radio operator and technology navigator, but sadly, this also didn’t work out very well for her. After all, the fellow official Kenneth Nathanial McNeill she had married soon after entering active duty allegedly turned out to be aggressive; according to her reports, he had once threatened to kill her. Although the young Durham, North Carolina native’s lawsuit arising from this allegation was dismissed once she failed to show up in court, she then started another in-agency relationship as a result.
During the following years, Crystal actually became pregnant by this sailor twice, which led to her release after the first one to prioritise her family (2 years of duty), and her entry into exotic dancing by 2002. She apparently only wanted to be able to support her two children at this stage, but it quickly got her into a mess of legal issues, scandals, and alleged drug use. In truth, she was initially detained on 10 counts in 2002 for stealing a lapdance customer’s cab, starting a chase with the police, almost running over a police officer, and other offences.
Crystal ultimately pled guilty to a DUI, larceny, eluding arrest, and assault after testing over twice the legal limit for alcohol, and she was sentenced to three weekends in county jail. Even more, she was required to pay $4,200 in reparations and serve two years of probation, during which time she completed an Associate’s degree at a community college and applied to North Carolina Central University. The 27-year-old who claimed three men from Duke University’s lacrosse team had raped her was thus a second-year psychology major who also worked as a stripper.
According to accounts, the team had hired Crystal and another woman to perform at a house party, when she arrived already inebriated from hard muscle relaxants and booze. The cops only became substantially involved following her altercation with the other stripper; there had been some unpleasant words spoken towards them both at the moment that had forced them to depart without actually finishing their acts. She then claimed that she had experienced a sexual attack at some time throughout the night, although there was no visible edoema or other anomalies on her body to support her claim.
Where is Crystal Mangum Now?
The attorney general’s office took a year to reject Crystal’s accusations against the three men on the grounds of false reporting; nevertheless, she was never charged as a result. The office decided against filing charges because they felt that since she had given different investigators different recollections of the tragic night, it was possible that “she may actually believe… the stories she has been telling.” On February 17, 2010, however, she was detained once more after her 9-year-old daughter called 911 just before midnight out of concern for her safety due to domestic issues.
It comes out that during a quarrel with her then-boyfriend Milton Walker, who was living with her at the time, Crystal lit some of his things on fire in the bathtub. She was detained on one count of attempted murder, first-degree arson, violence, assault, conveying threats, damaging property, resisting an officer, and misdemeanour child abuse. She was also charged with identity theft and misdemeanour child abuse. She was actually quickly placed under house arrest on bond with the condition that she could only see her children with the approval of social services, but when she disobeyed, she was put in jail by August.
On December 17, 2010, Crystal was found guilty of causing damage to property, resisting an officer, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She received a sentence of 88 days with credit for time already served. She was therefore permanently placed in detention on April 3, 2011, after repeatedly stabbing her then-boyfriend Reginald Daye, who tragically lost suddenly in the hospital ten days later. She was reportedly found fit to stand trial in November of the same year and was found guilty of second-degree murder two years later despite her claims of self-defense against abuse.
In the end, Crystal was given a jail term that ranged from 1416 to 1734 years, therefore she is currently serving her time at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is currently in her mid-40s. She has one barter/trading infraction listed under her name dated April 2014, according to the records of the North Carolina Department of Corrections, and her anticipated release date is February 27, 2026.
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