In his own words:
December 22: “There is no scientific or other evidence independent of the [accuser’s] testimony that would corroborate specifically” a charge of rape.
March 27: “The information that I have does lead me to conclude that a rape did occur.”
March 29: “My reading of the report of the emergency room nurse would indicate that some type of sexual assault did in fact take place.”
Nifong would not obtain the SANE nurse report until April 5.
March 29: “The circumstances of the rape indicated a deep racial motivation for some of the things that were done.”
March 29: “There’s no doubt in my mind that she was raped and assaulted at this location.”
These four statements all occurred before the accuser gave her oficial statement to police, on April 6, so Nifong could not have been referring to that statement when he made the above four remarks.
April 12: “I’m not going to allow
Rule 3.8(f) of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct requires prosecutors to “refrain from making extrajudicial comments that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.”
Procedures exist for a reason.