The Washington Post has reported that the three students who were falsely accused of rape have yet to find out whether charges will be brought against them. These students were accused of rape in 2005. Shortly after that, DNA tests exonerated all of the students. Since then, they have been subjected to hostility from the media, fellow students, the administration, and, of course, the Duke 88.
The new prosecution should be commended for its attempts to clean up the mess left by Nifong; however, it has been clear for several years that these students are innocent of any possible crime. (Their judgment, nevertheless, leaves a bit to be desired.) There is simply no reason why they should be the subject of criminal investigation for this long.