Colorado man released from prison after 28 years for rape after conviction is tossed

A Denver man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape conviction based in part on testimony from the victim that her attacker’s name came to her in a dream was released on bond on Tuesday after a judge threw out the guilty verdict.

Clarence Moses-EL, 60, emerged from the Denver County jail flanked by his wife and grandchildren after supporters raised the bail money to secure his release pending a decision by prosecutors on whether to re-try him.

Moses-EL was convicted of the 1987 beating and rape of a Denver woman, and was sentenced to 48 years in prison.

The victim singled out Moses-EL, who was her neighbor, as her assailant and told police that his identity came to her in a dream, according to Moses-EL’s lawyers.

They also said the woman had initially named three different men she had been drinking with for several hours before the assault as her possible attacker.


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