Stories of 5 People Who Were Wrongfully Accused of Sex Crimes
Being wrongfully accused of a sex crime is an absolute nightmare. Being jailed and serving a hard time in prison for it can really alter your life and your loved ones. This is what happened to the following people who served years in prison for the crimes they never actually did.
Darryl Hunt is an African-American man from Winston-Salem North Carolina. He was convicted of rape and murder of a white woman named Deborah Sykes. He was nineteen years old that time and despite the fact that there was no physical evidence that connects him to the crime, he was sentence to life in prison. Yes, racism played a major role on this case. In 1994, he was cleared of the rape change when a DNA test result proved that he never committed such crime. He was finally exonerated after serving 19 years of his life in prison.
Thomas Kennedy was sent to prison by his then eleven-year-old daughter, Casandra. Casandra told the authorities that he was raped by his own father and Thomas was sentence to do a hard time in prison, 15 years to be exact. After nine years had passed, Casandra eventually came forward and admitted lying about the rape. He told the authorities, in her own words, that she “was upset because [she] felt he wasn’t around enough.” Thomas was freed afterwards.
James Curtis Giles
James Curtis Giles was wrongfully convicted of a rape charge in 1983. And after 25 years of carrying the weight of such crime that he didn’t commit, a DNA test came out proving his innocence of the crime. He was freed in 2007 after serving 10 years in prison and 14 years as a registered sex offender on parole.
VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts
After 26 years, VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts have been exonerated of a gang-rape. They are freed after the alleged victim admits that the crime never happened (and the DNA tests proved it as well). VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts was wrongfully accused and jailed for rape, sodomy and kidnapping.
The stories of these men just proved that when you are accused of a sex crime, despite your innocence, you can be jailed and serve hard years in prison. This is why getting a good and reliable criminal defense lawyer that specializes in sex crimes is a must. If you or someone you know is wrongfully accused of a sex crime, don’t hesitate to call a lawyer immediately. If you are in Michigan, you can contact Michigan sex crimes lawyer – Nicole Blank Becker for a free consultation.