February 11, 2016

Louisa man falsely convicted of rape is exonerated with UVa legal team's help - The Daily Progress: Local

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Louisa man falsely convicted of rape is exonerated with UVa legal team's help

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:33 pm

A Stafford County circuit judge has vacated the conviction of a Mineral man falsely accused of rape in 2007.

Edgar Coker Jr., who was convicted of rape as a 15 year old, will no longer have to register as a sex offender, according to an order released by Judge Jane Roush on Monday. Roush also said Coker’s original defense was “not reasonably competent.”

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