Duke lacrosse investigator submits to Delaware charges

Staff writerAugust 11, 2010 

— Linwood Earl Wilson, an investigator for Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong in the Duke lacrosse case, has turned himself in to the Delaware state police on stalking, obscenity and harassment charges.

The Durham County district attorney's office dropped an extradition charge because Wilson voluntarily agreed to face his charges in Delaware.

Wilson is accused of e-mailing his wife in violation of a protective order, mailing nude images of her and e-mailing other individuals close to his wife.

Durham County sheriff's deputies had arrested Wilson at his home in June at the request of authorities in Delaware, where Wilson was wanted on the charges related to a domestic-violence incident.

Wilson is named in several pending lawsuits stemming from the 2006 Duke lacrosse case, in which three players were accused of rape. The charges were subsequently dropped and the players declared innocent by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper.

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