Category Archive: Child sexual assault

Jun 30

Clyde Ray Spencer’s $9 Million Jury Award For False Rape Prosecution Upheld On Appeal

Clyde Ray Spencer after the charges were dismissed on September 29, 2010 (Columbian)

A $9 million federal jury award to Clyde Ray Spencer for a police officer’s fabrication of evidence he committed child rape has been upheld on appeal. Spencer was convicted in 1985 of the statutory rape of his three children in Vancouver, Washington, and he was imprisoned for more than 19 years before his release in …

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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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