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Warren Blackwell





5 years

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United Kingdom

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Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Warren Blackwell was wrongly convicted in October 1999 of a sexual assault that occurred on New Years 1999. Blackwell was sentenced to three years imprisonment, but when he lost his appeal in 2002, the Court of Appeals increased his sentence to five years. In 2003 Blackwell submitted an application for post-conviction investigation of his case with the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), based on new evidence that the woman wasn't a credible witness. She had made false sexual assault accusations previously, and had a history of inflicting injuries on herself. Blackwell's case was referred by the CCRC on 2/02/2006 to the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). On September 12, 2006 the appeals court quashed Warren Blackwell's convictions, based on the new evidence that the woman had lied about being sexually assaulted."

Conviction Caused By:

Alleged victim perjured herself that a non-existent sexual assault had occurred.

Innocence Proved By:

Conviction quashed by England & Wales Court of Appeal on 9/12/2006.

Defendant Aided By:

"Criminal Case Review Commission (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland)"

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"Sex conviction quashed after new evidence suggested 'victim' lied, Telegraph (London), September 12, 2006"

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"Innocent but jailed - Warren Blackwell speaks out, Daventry Express (Daventry England), September 13, 2006"

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"Warren Blackwell, Criminal Case Review Commission referred cases database (last viewed Feb. 1, 2014)"

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