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SCV: 1978 conviction vacated for actual innocence (access required)

Considering amendments to Virginia’s actual-innocence statutes, no rational factfinder would have found the petitioner guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Background In 1977, 12-year-old A.C. was brought to the emergency room by her mother. A.C. reported being raped by multiple assailants in an abandoned house. In his report, the examining physician identified the alleged offenders as “Skip, Anthony, ...