15 Innocent People Who Were Locked Up For Someone Else’s Crimes

1. Thomas Kennedy – Rape Of Own Daughter


Source: TDN.com

Thomas Kennedy was accused of rape by his own 11-year-old daughter.

Being accused of a crime you didn’t commit always comes off as a big surprise, but it’s even worse when your own family member is the person who accused you.

Thomas Kennedy’s 11-year-old daughter Cassandra accused him of raping her several times. Thanks to her testimony, he was sentenced to 15 years.

After 9 years, Cassandra admitted to falsely accusing her father of the crime because she was angry at him. She said that the physical evidence of rape was actually from venereal relations she had with a boy in second grade.

The boy, who was already an adult when she confessed the truth, stated that Cassandra’s words were indeed true. Thomas Kennedy was released, but by then he’d lost almost a decade of his life.

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