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Criminal – ‘Actual Innocence’ Petition (access required)

The Court of Appeals dismisses this petition for a writ of actual innocence filed by a defendant who was convicted in Norfolk Circuit Court in 1992 of sodomy and aggravated sexual battery, based on his son’s recantation of allegations that his father had sexually abused him when he was 11 years old. The victim’s 2004 recantation ...

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