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Can someone get exonerated from a child sexual abuse conviction?

PollackChild sexual abuse is the most despicable crime and sadly one of the most underreported crimes. Because there is such a strong public disapproval about this type of crime, if someone is convicted for such a crime but didn’t commit it, it is almost impossible that he or she may be later exonerated. In a recent article, Daniel Pollack, a professor at the School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York and Layah Shagalow, a freelance writer, looked at the 181 cases of people exonerated from child sex abuse between 2010 and 2015 and the various reasons why they were overturned. They conclude that being exonerated of this type of crime is almost impossible.

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