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Teresa Lynne Cox

 

Charge:

"Lewd and lascivious conduct,"

Sentence:

10 yrs

Years Imprisoned:

5

Year Crime:

1983

Year Convicted:

1985

Year Cleared:

2000

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

California

County or Region of Crime:

Kern

City of Crime:

Bakersfield

Result:

Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Teresa Lynne Cox was wrongly convicted in 1995 of lewd and lascivious conduct in Bakersfield, Calfironia. Cox's conviction was overturned and the charges dismissed in 1990. Seven defendants in the Bakersfield molestation cases -- Jeffrey Modahl, Richard Cox, Teresa Cox, Ruth Ann Kroeker, Carla Jo Owen, Richard Taylor and Carol Ann James -- who filed federal civil rights lawsuits against Kern County, shared a settlement of $4.25 million -- averaging $607,000 each."

Conviction Caused By:

Innocence Proved By:

Defendant Aided By:

Compensation Awarded:

"$607,000 (Kern County, May 2003)"

Was Perpetrator Identified?

Age When Imprisoned:

17

Age When Released:

24

Sex:

Skin/Ethnicity:

White

Information Source 1:

"Kern County settles last of molestation conviction suits, By Lois Henry (Staff writer), The Californian (Bakersfield, Calif.), March 25, 2013"

Information Location 1:

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2013/03/26/kern-county-settles-last-of-molestation-conviction-suits.html

Information Source 2:

"7 Convicted in Child Sex Case Get Settlement: Kern County will pay $4.25 million to end a suit by people jailed for a combined 34 years, who were freed when new evidence surfaced, By John Johnson (Times Staff Writer), Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2003"

Information Location 2:

http://www.1union1.com/wrongful_imprisonment_lawsuits.html

Information Source 3:

"Modahl, et al v. County of Kern, et al., No. 1:99-cv-06463-OWW-LJO (and related case No. 1:00-cv-05742-OWW-LJO (USDC ED Cal.) (Memorandum Opinion and Order, 5-22-2003) and (Stipulation and Order, 7-21-2003 (Consolidating actions by seven plaintiffs)"

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