Perry Mitchell

Time Served:

14 years

State: South Carolina

Charge: Criminal Sexual Conduct

Conviction: 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

Sentence: 30 years

Incident Date: 12/29/1982

Conviction Date: 01/23/1984

Exoneration Date: 07/20/1998

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Forensic Science at Issue: Flawed Serology