Robert McClendon

Time Served: 17 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: Ohio

Charge: Rape, Attempted Rape, Kidnapping

Conviction: Rape, Kidnapping

Sentence: 15 Years to Life

Incident Date: 04/25/90

Conviction Date: 08/27/91

Exoneration Date: 08/26/08

Served: 17 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Other

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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