Crystal Gail Mangum and the Need for Online Sexual Predator Databases

Imagine a sexual predator attacks a victim. Then steals a car. Then drives under the influence. Then attempts to flee from police. Then attacks a police officer with a deadly weapon. Imagine that predator was held with a $75,000 bail.

Then imagine that sexual predator was only charged with misdemeanors.

Then imagine, years later, new victims accuse the predator of a sexual assault. And imagine if they had no knowledge before hand of the predator’s history.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know about these people before you move next door to them? Or send your child to work for them? Or entrust anything to them?


As previously reported on Brain Terminal, Dilby, Free Republic, Hugo Schwyzer, Redmen, Stand Your Ground, and WRAL (a local CBS and CNN affiliate), the name of the woman who accused the Duke Lacrosse team members of rape is Crystal Gail Mangum.

Ultimately, we have no way of knowing whether or not Crystal is telling the truth in her recent allegations. Though she is a cuckoldress and a criminal, it is true that cuckoldresses and criminals can find their own rights violated. In America, we have a good if somewhat political criminal justice system, and we can hope that justice eventually is served.

Nonetheless, with a record like this:

  • SPEEDING ELUDE ARREST OR/ATTEM (PRINCIPAL)
  • ASSAULTTHR AGNST GOVERNMNT (PRINCIPAL)
  • DWI LEVEL 3 (PRINCIPAL)
  • LARCENY (PRINCIPAL)

(Courtesy of North Carolina Department of Correction Public Access Information System)

A day’s events summarized by WRAL (CBS/CNN) as:

The severity of the allegations raises questions about each individual involved in the events that transpired on March 13 and March 14, including the alleged victim.

New information about the victim has been divulged, concerning charges arising from an incident that occurred several years ago. According to a 2002 police report, the woman, currently a 27-year-old student at North Carolina Central University, gave a taxi driver a lap dance at a Durham strip club. Subsequently, according to the report, she stole the man’s car and led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wake County.

Apparently, the deputy thought the chase was over when the woman turned down a dead-end road near Brier Creek, but instead she tried to run over him, according to the police report.

Additional information notes that her blood-alcohol level registered at more than twice the legal limit.

Why did her employer, Bunnyhole Entertainment, entrust her with her position? Why were her clients not informed of her past?

We would want the same for teachers, for police officers — even for politicians. So why not here? Why not now?

This sad affair could have been avoided if sexually-oriented criminals, like and , were flagged in easily searchable online public databases.

But they’re not. Pity.

11 thoughts on “Crystal Gail Mangum and the Need for Online Sexual Predator Databases”

  1. I don't get it…why would she be registered as a sex offender? She doesn't seem to have committed any sex crimes.

  2. Reread the summary by WRAL. [1] I do not think there is any doubt Crystal Gain Mangum is a sexual criminal. That she usex sex as an integral part of her crime is undenyable. That's a public record.

    That the state does not classify her as a sexual criminal is the vice of the state, not the virtue of the criminal.

    The fact she is a sexual predator is seperate and apart from whatever the truth is with the Duke case. And just as an otherwise innocent person can make something up, an otherwise sexual predator can be victimized.

    [1] http://www.wral.com/news/8513890/detail.html?rss=ral&psp=news

  3. Original anon here…I still don't get it. When did she commit a sex act in furtherance of the commission of a crime?

  4. Original Anon,

    From the WRAX article:

    “According to a 2002 police report, the woman, currently a 27-year-old student at North Carolina Central University, gave a taxi driver a lap dance at a Durham strip club. Subsequently, according to the report, she stole the man's car and led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wake County.”

  5. If the players are Innocent they have nothing to fear, they will be vindicated..There is an awful lot of hype around this case. If everyone TRULY believes the players have alibis and are innocent, why do you need to go through all the trouble to endanger someone's safety if all the facts will show the players are innocent? I think this shows that no matter how many claim to be supporters of the Players, there were too many people there for someone not to speak up. And the house was too small for just the attackers to have known what was going on. Someone has told the truth to someone…And let's start with the coach. Let's subpoena him. Did one of the players show him a photo and that's why he ran from them in all his support? And for the line-up being thrown out…c'mon that happens to black men all the time, the police even point to which photo they want the accuser to select…Don't say it doesn't happen, because there would be an awful lot of police officers to perjure themselves on the witness stand. And I'm sure that witnesses would testify that the officer pointed to photos in a photo lineup. And as for there being no DNA evidence..can anyone say..Mark Furman? If there was tampering in the OJ case, you know there was here…But bottom line, no matter how many people destroy DNA evidence, and how many fabricated photos there are…as long as there are truly 5 or 7 people workin on the case that are truly out for Justice….the truth will come out. And society doesn't want to hear the truth , or you wouldn't go through the trouble of exposing the accusers name and address. Don't you realize what you are doing to her children as well? Wow I can't believe that there are so many people that want rapists to go free. I guess you would prefer one of these guys to be your son-in-law?? Crime is crime, no matter who committed it and if you are guilty then you should serve the maximum sentence.

  6. Suddenimpact,

    As it is too soon to know the facts in this case, I'll avoid those sections of your post. However,

    I am unaware of any tampering in the OJ Simpson case. Perhaps you could provide some evidence?

    If black men are being convicted with crooked lineups (where every possible choice is the “right” choice), that's a problem that should be addressed. Not an excuse used to defend further injustices.

    Despite that cynical aspect of your post, you quickly transition to extreme idealism (“as long as there are truly 5 or 7 people workin on the case that are truly out for Justice….the truth will come out”). Strange. I have no such faith in other, faliable humans.

    Later, you seem to abandon such a quest for truth, instead falling back on the dogmatism of maximum sentences (“Crime is crime, no matter who committed it and if you are guilty then you should serve the maximum sentence.”). Again, stange.

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