Category: Sexual Assault

Identity parades have been used for years and they are a mainstay of the criminal justice system in Texas and elsewhere. But recent studies have cast doubt on the effectiveness of eye witness identification. “Studies have shown that memory and recall are more fallible than failsafe,” stated a recent article in Pacific Standard. Ricky Dale…

Every year more than 200,000 people report a rape to police in the United States. They are submitted to a lengthy, invasive and uncomfortable process as a rape kit is collected. What police do not inform victims is that it may take years for their evidence to be submitted to national databases, if at all….

Convictions based on the evidence of young witnesses or victims in sexual assault cases, can be unreliable in the absence of solid forensic evidence. This proved to be the case in the conviction of David Lee Wiggins, a man from Fort Worth, Texas, who spent more than two decades behind bars before he was released…

Clint Broden began working pro bono on the case of Michael Arena in January 2006. Finally, after countless hearings and the Texas Supreme Court’s first decision in a juvenile habeas case, Michael walked out of prison at approximately 5:25 pm on June 1, 2012.  He was sent to prison in October 1999. In 1999 gas…

According to a recent article in the Palestine Herald-Press, a former Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional officer has been indicted on multiple counts of sexual misconduct. David Wayne Green, 39, of Palestine, Texas, was indicted by the grand jury on January 19 th on three counts of sexual assault of a child and a…

We received a call the other day from a potential client. Her son was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The woman spoke at length about the child’s credibility problems and the possible motivations that child might have to make false accusations against her son. Her son faced life in prison if convicted….

My client was facing a sentence up to life imprisonment for the alleged sexual assault of his granddaughter. Back in 2003, while the granddaughter and her brother and father were living with my client and his wife in Texas, the girl (six years old at the time) had alleged that my client touched her on…