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Copperfield rape accuser pleads guilty to obstruction
The Kirkland woman who accused magician David Copperfield of raping her during a trip to his private island in 2007 has pleaded guilty to obstructing a Bellevue police officer in a separate case.
Lacey Carroll entered the plea Monday in Bellevue District Court, after prosecutors agreed to drop charges of prostitution and filing a false police report.
A judge ordered the aspiring model to pay a $953 fine, complete 30 hours of community service, and participate in an alcohol-awareness class. The court will eventually dismiss the obstruction charges against Carroll and clear her record if she stays out of trouble.
The former Miss Washington USA runner-up allegedly asked a 31-year-old Mukilteo businessman to pay $2,000 for sex with her at a Bellevue hotel following a night of heavy drinking.
The man said he refused, but Carroll told police an altogether different story, saying he had drugged and then tried to rape her.
Prosecutors sided with the man based on surveillance from the hotel and witness accounts, including a concierge who said Carroll talked about wanting a threesome with her purported attacker and another woman that night.
Carroll told police she didn't want to pursue the case because it could affect her lawsuit against Copperfield. She also refused to sign over the results from a rape test at Overlake Hospital.
Federal prosecutors stopped investigating Copperfield for rape after learning of the alleged prostitution case, but they have not said whether that decision was linked with the Bellevue matter.