A year ago this week, the members of Duke University's lacrosse team threw themselves a party. Lacking female company, they hired two striptease dancers to entertain them.
What transpired around the midnight hour at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. would become the stuff of national scandal and speculation, a rallying point for critics of the campus' libertine culture, and a public relations nightmare for the university.
As chance would have it, Indy photographer Derek Anderson lives next door to 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. Over the course of the year, as developments lurched one way and then another, he recorded the activities taking place next door. This is what he saw.
- April 4, 2006: A Durham city worker cleans off graffiti that covered a shed in the backyard of the house.
- April 23, 2006: Greta Van Susteren records a segment for FOX News.
- April 30, 2006: New Black Panthers gather to protest.
- May 3, 2006: Ted Williams, a lawyer working for FOX News, wants an interview. He's asked to leave.
Feb. 25, 2007: Prosecutors from the State Attorney's Office meet in the backyard to talk about the case.
CORRECTION (March 15, 2007): The above are not investigators from the state Attorney General's office. They are officials from Duke escorting a defense attorney.