Time Served: 6 Years
In June of 1989, a 39 year-old woman wearing only her underwear was kidnapped from her home in Bluff Siding, Wisconsin.The woman's assailant raped her several times and finally abandoned her along the side of the road.
Saecker who was 6’ 3” tall, thin, and had a full head of hair, did not at all resemble the victim’s description of the attacker, who she said was approximately 5’ 8” tall, stocky, and balding. Nevertheless, he was charged with burglary, second-degree sexual assault, and kidnapping.
Charge: Rape, Kidnapping
Conviction: Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Burglary
Sentence: 15 Years
Incident Date: 06/28/89
Conviction Date: 01/05/90
Exoneration Date: 10/24/96
Served: 6 Years
Race of Defendant: Caucasian
Race of Victim: Caucasian
Status: Exonerated by DNA
Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Informants, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science
Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis
Accused Plead Guilty: No
Death Penalty Case: no
The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No
Type of Crime: Sex Crimes
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