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Innocent man cleared after serving 20 year sentence - Submitted by Chuck Lynch - Winston-Salem, NC See Chuck's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

On Tuesday September 21, 2004, I was administering a Post Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Examinations for one of the treatment clinics that contracts with my company. A man we will call "Bobby" came in for his first polygraph examination. "Bobby" was paroled to family in North
Carolina after serving 20 years in Ohio for 1st degree statutory rape. He was registered as a sex offender in NC and put under the supervision a parole officer in NC. Bobby was ordered into the sex offender treatment program.

The reported victim, now 33, was a 13 year old daughter of Bobby's girlfriend. The accusation came to her mother's attention when her daughter became pregnant. The girl accused Bobby. Bobby was arrested by Ohio police and placed in jail without bail. He received a court appointed
lawyer. Bobby insisted he was innocent and asked his court appointed lawyer to get him a polygraph examination. The lawyer never came back to visit Bobby again. The next time Bobby saw his lawyer was in the courtroom when a jury was being selected. The only prosecution witness was the 13 year old. There was no physical evidence, no evidence from a rape kit that was never administered to the victim by the police. The prosecution gave the girl permission to have an
abortion. The prosecution never asked for or obtained any fetal fluids or tissue to compare to Bobby's blood to prove paternity. It was a 'he said' 'she said' trial. The jury came back in 20 minutes with a guilty verdict. Bobby received life in prison.

As a condition of treatment, all convicted offenders must admit their guilt to the treatment provider to continue in treatment. To be released from treatment was grounds for revocation of his parole. Bobby was scheduled for a polygraph as a 'client in denial'. Bobby passed his polygraph of ever engaging in any sexual acts with the victim in this case. Bobby, now a battered and broken man
from 20 years in prison wept uncontrollably in my office in the presence of his treatment provider and his parole officer. The parole officer went to Ohio and interviewed the victim now 33 years old. She admitted to lying about Bobby because she was protecting the identity of the person who got her pregnant with consensual sex.

Bobby was given a second polygraph examination by another polygraph examiner who did not know the evaluation of my polygraph examination. Bobby passed his second polygraph
examination. As a result, Bobby was removed from the internet as a convicted sex offender and released from his parole. After 20 years Bobby was able to prove to other professionals that he was indeed innocent. Bobby is trying to put the lost time in his life behind him because he can not get that part of his life back.

I want to point out that most of the inmates in prison are guilty but it is alarming how many convicted people are indeed innocent.

Innocent man cleared after serving 20 year sentence - Submitted by Chuck Lynch - Winston-Salem, NC See Chuck's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

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