Tag Archive: sexual assault

Feb 17

Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Death

Roger Lee Largent (Washington County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office)

On November 15, 2017 the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed the rape conviction of Roger Lee Largent. Four days earlier the 69-year-old Largent was beaten to death in his cell at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2015 Roger Largent was 67 and living in Clear Spring, Maryland. His …

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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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Jan 05

Wisconsin Awards Maxwell J. Verkuilen $15,417 Compensation For 3 Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Sexual Assault

Maxwell J. Verkuilen (Facebook.com)

Maxwell J. Verkuilen has been awarded $15,416.76 compensation by the State of Wisconsin for three years and one month of wrongful imprisonment for sexual assault. The award came more seven years after his exoneration in August 2007. On June 10, 2002 the 25-year-old Verkuilen was at a bar with friends in Appleton, Wisconsin. Erin Schubert …

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Jun 26

Marcus Lyons Awarded $5 Million For Wrongful Rape Conviction

Marcus Lyons at a press conference announcing the settlement of his lawsuit for $5 million on June 7, 2012 (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune)

Marcus Lyons has settled his lawsuit against the Village of Woodridge, Illinois and three of its police officers for $5 million. Lyons sued the city after he was exonerated in 2007 of a 1987 sexual assault. Woodridge is a suburb of Chicago. Rebecca Auten, a 29-year-old Caucasian woman living in the same apartment complex as …

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Oct 28

Rommain Steven Isham Awarded $25,000 For 20 Years Of Punishment For A Wrongful Conviction

Rommain Steven Isham Awarded $25,000 For 20 Years Of Punishment For A Wrongful Conviction

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Jul 18

Ivan Henry Files Lawsuit For 27 Years Wrongful Imprisonment As A Serial Rapist

Ivan Henry Files Lawsuit For 27 Years Wrongful Imprisonment As A Serial Rapist

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Jun 09

Vladek Filler Acquitted After Retrial Of Sexually Assaulting His Estranged Wife

Vladek Filler Acquitted After Retrial Of Sexually Assaulting His Estranged Wife

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Jun 03

Lynette Stewart Cleared Of The Sexual Assault Of A Women That Didn’t Happen

Lynette Stewart Cleared Of The Sexual Assault Of A Women That Didn’t Happen

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