Robert McClendon

Time Served:

17 years

State: Ohio

Charge: Rape, Attempted Rape, Kidnapping

Conviction: Rape, Kidnapping

Sentence: 15 years to life

Incident Date: 04/25/1990

Conviction Date: 08/27/1991

Exoneration Date: 08/26/2008

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

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

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Forensic Science at Issue: Other