Lesly Jean

Time Served: 19 Years

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State: North Carolina

Charge: Rape, Sexual Assault

Conviction: Rape and several counts Sexual Assault

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 07/21/82

Conviction Date: 12/05/82

Exoneration Date: 02/09/01

Served: 19 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Government Misconduct

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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