In 1990, a six-year-old girl told the police that she was molested while she played near a snow bank in Roslindale, MA. The girl stated that a man on a bicycle pressed a knife against her cheek and assaulted her behind a dumpster. Later that day, while walking near the scene of the crime, Guy Randolph was arrested for the crime. Randolph was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had a record that included shoplifting and burglary.
The victim did not identify Randolph at first, but after speaking with her Aunt changed her story. The victim also described her attacker’s appearance, clothing, and build. These descriptions did not match Rudolph. 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 a myriad of 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.