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Date: 11-26-2021

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State of New York v. Anthony J. Broadwater

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Judge: Water T. Gorman

Court: Supreme Court, Onondaga County, New York

Plaintiff's Attorney: Onondaga County District Attorney's Office

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Description: Syracuse, New York criminal defense lawyers represented Defendant charged with sexual assault.

Anthony J. Broadwater, now 21, was charged with forcible rape in 1981.

He was identified in a line up by the victim. (Alice Sebold)

There was no other evidence of his guilty.

He claimed that he was innocent.

"Broadwater, then 21, was convicted of first-degree rape and endured more than 16 years in prison – including stints in Attica, Sing Sing and Auburn. He was a registered sex offender for nearly 40 years. He’s had to scrape by since his release from prison in 1999, working in factories and odd jobs, burdened by the reputation of a convicted rapist."

Outcome: Defendant was found guilty at a bench trial and served 16 years in prison and had to register as a sex offender.


Is conviction has been set aside because he was wrongfully convicted without DNA.

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