Dallas Man May Be Exonerated After 14 Years In Jail

DALLAS (AP) – Prosecutors will ask a judge in Dallas to exonerate a man convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and imprisoned for 14 years for an attack he refused to confess to.

In a statement Thursday, the Dallas County district attorney’s office says it’ll ask the judge Friday morning to clear Dale Duke of the 1992 indictment.

Duke had entered a no contest plea to the charge but refused to sign a confession. He was placed on 10 years’ deferred adjudication and required to attend sex offender treatment. In 1997, the treatment program kicked him out for refusing to admit he committed the offense, so he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

In 1998, the DA’s office learned the complaining witness recanted but previous prosecutors failed to disclose it.

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  1. callen says:

    “In 1998, the DA’s office learned the complaining witness recanted but previous prosecutors failed to disclose it.” Shouldn’t someone in the DA’s office GO TO JAIL?

    1. HeyZeus says:

      Ofcourse not. It’s ok to make mistakes when you’re talking about those accused of sex offenses. Everyone considers them to be worse than murders.. so what a few innocents get put in prison.. so what the DA has been caught lying more than 10 times now to get a conviction .. So what that another innocent man’s life is lost to the years so that the political machine can continue to buy votes with “They’re coming for your children” fictitious scare tactics… The American population will never wake up to the fact that sex offenses are NOT occurring at the rate that politicians are claiming. Instead they are happy to be ignorant that this can happen to them, or someone they love incredibly easy.. Look what happened to this man.. One child woke up with a plan to ruin this man’s life. She was successful and everyone involved will get off scott free.

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