The case of sex offender Matthew Freeman

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Matthew Freeman was 17 when he had consensual sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend. He was required to register as a sex offender and later charged by police with living within 1,000 feet of a school. After the story I wrote about Freeman gained national attention, a private lawyer took the case. Charges against Freeman were dismissed and his original 2003 conviction, which was improperly entered by the court, was corrected.

Here’s the original story:

http://www.annarbor.com/news/a-young-man-struggles-with-the-sex-offender-label/

Lawyer David Goldstein took the case at little charge to Freeman:

http://www.annarbor.com/news/young-man-struggling-with-sex-offender-label-to-meet-with-private-attorney/

Freeman’s lawyer pointed out an error in the original conviction:

http://www.annarbor.com/news/error-was-made-during-2003-conviction-of-matthew-freeman-attorney-claims-in-motion/

Prosecutors dismissed the case:

http://www.annarbor.com/news/case-against-matthew-freeman-is-dismissed/

Links to other coverage and discussion about this case:

http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2009/12/sexoffender-laws-result-in-more-utter-insanity.html

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/just_shoot_him/

http://reason.com/blog/2009/12/15/sex-offender-law-nabs-man-shoo#comment

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2009/12/16/convict-faces-year-jail/

 

 

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