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MARCH 13 | 11:30 p.m.: Approximate time the alleged victim, an exotic dancer, arrives at a lacrosse team party at 610 North Buchanan Boulevard. She and a second dancer, Kim Roberts, perform for only a few minutes, according to court documents.
MARCH 14 | 12:53 a.m.: Roberts calls 911 complaining that white males outside 610 North Buchanan used racial slurs in addressing her and her friend. Police respond and report that no one seems to be at the house, but that a party appears to have taken place.
MARCH 14 | 1:22 a.m.: In a 911 call on behalf of Roberts, who had driven the alleged victim to a grocery store, a security guard at the store says, "There's a lady in somebody else's car, and she will not get out.... She's, like, intoxicated, drunk or something." A police officer responds and reports that the alleged victim is "not in distress. She's just passed-out drunk."
MARCH 14 | 2:45 a.m. After a stop at a 24-hour mental health crisis center where she alleges that she was raped at the house, the accusing woman is checked into Duke University Hospital. There she tells police that she had only been groped at the party. A few minutes later she tells a sexual-assault nurse examiner that she was raped. Police will seek a search warrant at the house based on the woman's allegation that she was raped, sodomized and beaten by three white men in a bathroom at the party.
MARCH 16 | Police search 610 North Buchanan. Among the items seized are cameras, computers and fake fingernails found in a bathroom trash can. The three residents submit DNA samples and are interviewed by police.
MARCH 20 | Roberts tells Benjamin Himan, an investigator in the violent-crimes unit, that the rape allegations are "a crock." (A month later, though, she will tell the AP she believes "somebody did something besides underage drinking," adding, "In all honesty, I think they're guilty."
MARCH 22 | Roberts is arrested for violating her probation from a 2001 conviction for embezzling $25,000 from a photo-processing company. She is released on bail, and later a hearing on the matter will be set for July 24.
MARCH 23 | Forty-six of the 47 members of the lacrosse team have their photos taken and submit DNA samples to police. The lone black member of the team does not because the accuser identified her attackers as white.
MARCH 25 | The Raleigh News & Observer publishes a story giving the alleged victim's account of what happened. It is the first (and thus far only) interview she has given to the media. That same day Duke forfeits two games to punish the team for hiring dancers and allowing underage drinking at a party.
MARCH 28 | School president Richard Brodhead (left) and athletic director Joe Alleva hold a news conference at which they announce the suspension of the season until the rape allegations are more clearly resolved.