Ben Salazar

Time Served: 5 Years

The Innocence Project did not have a role in exonerating this person. For the full history and details of this case, please visit the National Registry of Exonerations at the link below.

State: Texas

Charge: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Conviction: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Sentence: 30 Years

Incident Date: 06/01/91

Conviction Date: 04/23/92

Exoneration Date: 11/20/97

Served: 5 Years

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology

Race of Defendant: Latino

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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