A few years ago this then-17 year-old high school dude, Genarlow Wilson, woke up from a New Year's Eve Party and found himself in one of these Duke rape situations: arrested on a rape charge despite raping nobody. In this case, a 15-year-old girl who attended the party woke up and felt so bad about getting drunk and having sex that she filed a rape report. Oops. An appeal judge now agrees that the accused, who is black, got a bum deal. Georgia's state legislature had already expressed its support for the guy, by modifying its rape laws. Looks like he'll now get out, with his record cleaned, though not sanitized. I wonder what makes the girl, who I assume is white, feel worse: getting drunk and "giving it up", or getting some fellow drunk teen imprisoned.
By the way, this is not the case so famously profiled on HBO's sports show, which featured another black Georgia football teen, Marcus Dixon, convicted of consensual sex with an officially underage white girl. An appeals court also eventually released him.
AP Article on Wilson