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Accused And Exonerated: A Story Of Rape

Feb 20, 2013

A couple with matching ankle monitors.
Credit Flickr/HammHawk

Brian Banks spent five years in prison after being falsely accused of rape. After his release, he tried to return to the football career that had looked so promising before his conviction. But the electronic monitor on his ankle and the stigma of his crime proved insurmountable barriers.

Then, his former accuser suddenly tried to friend him on Facebook. She admitted she’d made the whole thing up and suggested they let bygones be bygones. Now, Brian only had to get her to admit the truth to a judge.

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