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'Dismissed and ignored': Man freed after decades in prison for wrongful rape conviction

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2023
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A man who spent nearly three decades behind bars for a rape the victim said he did not commit was freed from prison this week, prosecutors in Louisiana said. Patrick Brown was convicted of aggravated rape in 1994 in a case involving his 6-year-old stepdaughter, but during the trial, the stepdaughter did not testify; instead, adults testified to what they believed she had said, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. "Today, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (OPDA), led by the Civil Rights Division, asked the court to vacate the wrongful conviction...

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