The US Justice Department, under President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno conducted research of convicted rapists utilizing new DNA techniques to test for innocence. The shocking discovery was that nearly 25% of men IN PRISON for rape were exonerated by DNA evidence. See the full report — Convicted by Juries,Exonerated by Science: Case Studies in the Use of DNA Evidence to Establish Innocence After Trial — published by the U.S. Department of Justice.
False accusations happen. Wrongful convictions happen. Unfortunately, they happen far more often than thought. The next time someone tells you so and so is guilty, quote this statistic to them. Innocent until proven guilty, but there has to be balance. More definitive proof must be used to convict – beyond a reasonable doubt!