David Shawn Pope

Time Served: 15 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: Sexual Assault

Conviction: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Sentence: 45 Years

Incident Date: 07/25/85

Conviction Date: 02/07/86

Exoneration Date: 02/02/01

Served: 15 Years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Other

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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