On August 1, 1991 Charles Dabbs was freed from a life sentence for a 1982 Westchester County, NY, rape. The DNA test of a 9-year-old semen stain proved him innocent despite the victim’s erroneous identification of him. Centurion agreed to bear all DNA costs knowing that it was the only chance Dabbs had for exoneration.
DNA Frees Convicted Rapist After 9 Years
By Lisa Foderaro
The New York Times
August 1, 1991