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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Recantations

A few stories about recanted criminal charges in the news.  Newspapers report recantation of sexual assault accusations in Baltimore and Golden, Colorado. 

The Washington Post reports that a Virginia teenager actually convicted of making false accusations was vindicated when DNA tests and a videotape proved she had been raped by her stepfather, just as she claimed.  (The girl's mother then killed her husband as he slept, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and, with the consent of the prosecution, was sentenced to time served.)

Jack Chin

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