Guy Randolph

10 years
A nine-year-old girl was molested while she played near a snow bank in Roslindale, MA in 1990. Later that day, while walking near the scene of the crime, Guy Randolph was arrested and charged. At that time he, was homeless and struggling with alcoholism. The victim did not identify Randolph at first, but after speaking with her Aunt changed her story. The victim also described her attacker as having different physical features than Randolph. Despite this, he was convicted and sentenced to 10 years. After his release, Randolph had to register as a Level 3 Sex Offender, which brings with it myriad problems. It wasn’t until 2005 that Sejal Patel, of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, fought for his exoneration. She finally cleared his name in 2007, nearly seventeen years after his conviction.

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