Rodney Roberts

Time Served: 18 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: New Jersey

Charge: first-degree aggravated sexual assault and second-degree kidnapping

Conviction: second-degree kidnapping

Sentence: 7 years

Incident Date: 05/08/96

Conviction Date: 07/16/96

Exoneration Date: 02/12/14

Served: 18 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Accused Plead Guilty: Yes

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