Category Archive: Child sexual assault

Mar 03

Eric Asante Exonerated By DNA Of Defiling Student In 2005

Eric Asante after his release from prison in 2015 (The Mirror, Accra)

Eric Asante has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Ghana of defiling a 14-year-old girl in 2005. Asante’s acquittal was based on a DNA paternity test that excluded him as the father of the son born to the now 26-year-old woman. In 2005 Eric Asante was 28 and a teacher at the Nyorhini Presby …

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Jun 01

Man Exonerated Of Non-existent Sexual Assault Can Sue Lawyer For Legal Malpractice

Jorge F. Coombs (ylslegal.com)

U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle is allowing a legal malpractice lawsuit to go to trial that was filed by Carlos Efrain Lopez-Siguenza against the lawyer who represented him at the time he was convicted in 2004 of a sexual assault that didn’t happen. Carlos Lopez-Siguenza was an El Salvadorian national living as a Legal Permanent …

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Jun 02

Steven A. Cole’s Exonerated Of Child Sexual Assault In “American Horror Story”

Steven A. Cole (Illinois Dept. of Corrections)

Steven A. Cole’s convictions related to the possible sexual assault of a young child were overturned by the Illinois Court of Appeals on May 7, 2015. In a concurring opinion one of the justices noted, “the evidence in this case established Steven Cole’s innocence, not his guilt,” and he was the victim of an “American …

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