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Rape Conviction

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Judge: Law Won’t Protect Unmarried Victims In Rape

A court overturned the rape conviction of a man who authorities say pretended to be a sleeping woman’s boyfriend before initiating intercourse, ruling that an arcane law from 1872 doesn’t protect unmarried women in such cases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2013

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Only On CBS2: Exonerated Football Player Trains For First Pro Game

A high school football star exonerated of a rape conviction after serving five years in prison never gave up on his dream to play professionally. Next Wednesday, Brian Banks will get to step out onto a field as a linebacker for the Las Vegas Locomotives.

09/20/2012

Brian Banks at an undisclosed training facility in Southern California. (courtesy of
Heidi Cruise / California Western School of Law)

Exonerated Ex-Football Star Set For NFL Tryout With Former USC Coach

Former Long Beach Polytechnic High School football star Brian Banks, who was exonerated of rape charges, is set to tryout Thursday for the Seattle Seahawks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/07/2012

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Former Long Beach Football Star Exonerated After Being Convicted Of Rape

A judge Thursday overturned the rape conviction of former Long Beach Polytechnic High School football star Brian Banks, who served more than five years in prison.

CBS Los Angeles–05/24/2012

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Man Who Claims He Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Rape To Face Judge

A former Long Beach Polytechnic High School football star is expected to stand before a judge Thursday and ask that his rape conviction be overturned.

05/24/2012