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Denver Sexual Assault Lawyer: Man Released from Custody After 28 Years in Prison

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jan 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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A man was released from custody after 28 years in prison.

Douglas County Sexual Assault Attorney: Man Released After Sex Assault Conviction

I'm not sure if you heard, but an appeals court recently overturned a conviction of a man who spent 28 years in prison for rape and assault. In 1987, the defendant was accused by his neighbor of raping her and beating her. The victim alleged she had a dream the defendant was the one who raped / beat her. After years passed, another man admitted to committing the crime. Around then, the defendant collected enough money to conduct DNA testing on the evidence. Blood testing of items from the crime scene matched the blood type of the man who confessed to committing the crime. However, police “accidentally” destroyed the evidence before it was analyzed and the defendant wasn't granted a new trial. In 2013, however, the man who admitted to committing the crime admitted to investigators he committed the crime. He also admitted to committing the crime in a recent hearing in the summer of 2015. The blood tests and the man's confession were some of the reasons a new trial was ordered, as well as for the defendant to be released from custody. The judge who ordered the new trial said new and old evidence from the case would likely return a verdict of acquittal in favor of the defendant.

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Aurora Sexual Assault Cases with No Evidence Still Go To Trial

As you can see from this news story, there wasn't any evidence to originally convict the defendant of Sexual Assault other than the victim's word, who concluded the defendant was her attacker from a dream. There are numerous Aurora and Arapahoe County Sexual Assault cases where innocent people are sent to prison because of exaggerated or untrue stories. True justice is believing someone is innocent until proven guilty, so why doesn't our Colorado criminal justice system operate under that belief?

Hire a Denver Sexual Assault Lawyer if You've Been Falsely Accused

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Consequences of a sexual assault conviction in Denver and Jefferson County are harsh. Consequences may include indeterminate prison sentencing, sex offender treatment, sex offender registration and Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation (SOISP). In addition, the accused may be publicly humiliated, lose their job, or have their family broken apart. At the O'Malley Law Office, our Sexual Assault defense lawyers know the harm associated with false Sex Assault allegations. If you, a close friend or a family member has been accused or charged with Sexual Assault anywhere in Colorado, call a Denver Sexual Assault lawyer at our office today. A Sexual Assault lawyer from our firm can offer you same-day jail visits. We are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak with you. Take control of your future and contact a Sexual Assault lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office today.

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If you or a loved one has been falsely accused of Sexual Assault or another sex offense in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact a Denver Sexual Assault lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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