It seems logical to assume that if the police had no evidence of rape then the hospital found no evidence of vaginal trauma. One would assume that DNA could be recovered, either vaginally or from beneath the fingernails, a place where police frequently look after a violent crime.
What does that mean exactly? Well, it could mean a million things. It could mean that sex was consensual at one point and later was not. It could mean that the rape was not vaginal. It could mean that the complaint was filed with an intent to deceive or punish. We don't know that that was the case, but it is certainly within the realm of human behavior and has certainly happened before.
Actually, we know very little at this point about the whole case. One thing we have heard, however, is that in Ohio, in this type of a case, charges must be filed within a week of filing a complaint. We heard this from a member of the legal profession with some knowledge of Ohio law, but our source stressed that his/her knowledge of Ohio law was imperfect. But if he's correct, then charges can no longer be brought in this case.
Even if that turns out to be the case, that still leaves the question of Duke's reaction to this situation.We'll continue to post updates as the stories develops.