Raymond Towler

Time Served: 29 years

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State: Ohio

Charge: Rape, two counts felonious assault, two counts kidnapping

Conviction: Rape, two counts felonious assault, two counts kidnapping

Sentence: Life + 12- 40 years

Incident Date: 05/24/81

Conviction Date: 09/18/81

Exoneration Date: 05/05/10

Served: 29 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: Hair Analysis

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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