Perry Mitchell

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: South Carolina

Charge: Criminal Sexual Conduct

Conviction: 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

Sentence: 30 years

Incident Date: 12/29/82

Conviction Date: 01/23/84

Exoneration Date: 07/20/98

Served: 14 years

Race of Defendant: African American

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

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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