Chester Bauer

Time Served: 14 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: Montana

Charge: Rape, Assault

Conviction: Rape, Agg. Assault w/ Weapon

Sentence: 30 Years

Incident Date: 01/26/83

Conviction Date: 06/17/83

Exoneration Date: 09/22/97

Served: 14 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

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, Hair Analysis

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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