Wrongfully Convicted Man Seeks Removal from the Sex Offender Registry


Wrongfully Convicted Man Seeks Removal from the Sex Offender Registry

One of four Navy sailors, known as the “Norfolk Four,” who were wrongfully convicted of a 1997 rape and murder, is still fighting to have his name removed from the sex offender registry. DNA testing excluded Eric Wilson and his three co-defendants of the crime and identified the real perpetrator who has confessed and claims to have acted alone.


Then Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine freed Wilson’s co-defendants, granting them a conditional pardon in 2009. Wilson had already been released on parole. Later this week, Wilson’s attorneys will argue before a Virginia appeals court to relieve Wilson from the rigorous requirements of the sex offender registration list. The Associated Press reports:

“It’s been rough to say the least,” Wilson said in a telephone interview as he drove home from work in Jourdanton, Texas. “One of the biggest things is that I can’t adopt my son.”


He was speaking of his wife Misty’s 9-year-old child from a previous relationship. The couple also has a 4-year-old son.


Because he is on the registry, Wilson also cannot work on some jobs, including those that require a background check.

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Ashani Knight December 1, 2020 at 2:47 pm Reply   

Hello I’m also have a husband who was wrongly convicted last year in 2019 and poorly represented. The judge did not give him a fair case at all , he just automatically took the supposed to be victim side and didn’t give him a chance to explain his side.Also had an horrible public defender that just threw him under the bus, and let me just say this is a first time ever going through something like this ever , he never had a bad record. Now we’re just trying our best to get through each day, one step at a time and pray that their be better days and years to come.

Mike Wilson October 21, 2019 at 3:35 am Reply   

Hello, that’s awesome for the four guy’s that were wrongfully convicted of rape & murder finally got there case overturned, i just got the paperwork from your website, i was wrongfully convicted of sex crime which i didn’t do, i even had an attorney in bay area look at my case and he took a week to look it all over and he told me in front of my wife an said there’s nothing in here thats sexual or that said otherwise an i told him i know, but he said it would take 20k to get it back in court and 2k a day in court, i didn’t have that kinda money heck i paid him 2500.00 thats all i had, it’s been hell living with this and being innocent, i desperately need your help, please
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