Chester Bauer

Time Served:

14 years

State: Montana

Charge: Rape, Assault

Conviction: Rape, Aggravated Assault with a Weapon

Sentence: 30 Years

Incident Date: 01/26/1983

Conviction Date: 06/17/1983

Exoneration Date: 09/22/1997

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

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

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Forensic Science at Issue: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis