Ulysses Rodriguez Charles

Time Served: 17 years

In 2001, Ulysses Rodriguez Charles was released from prison after serving 17 years for aggravated rape, robbery, unlawful confinement, and entering armed with intent to commit a felony. His conviction was vacated after DNA testing of semen found on the victim's bed sheets excluded him. Charles asserts that he had been targeted by a police officer with a vendetta who hid evidence in pursuit of his wrongful conviction.

State: Massachusetts

Charge: Aggravated Rape, Robbery, Unlawful Confinement, Entering Armed w/ Intent

Conviction: Aggravated Rape, Robbery, Unlawful Confinement, Entering Armed w/ Intent to Commit a Felony

Sentence: 72-80 Years

Incident Date: 12/08/80

Conviction Date: 02/14/84

Exoneration Date: 05/17/01

Served: 17 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

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: no

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