Howard Dudley talks to the media after he was released from prison following a hearing in Lenoir County Superior Court Wednesday, March 2, 2016 where Judge Douglas Parsons overturned his conviction. Dudley served more than 23 years after being wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting his then 9-year-old daughter. He maintained his innocence and his daughter testified that she lied about the crime. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Howard Dudley talks to the media after he was released from prison following a hearing in Lenoir County Superior Court Wednesday, March 2, 2016 where Judge Douglas Parsons overturned his conviction. Dudley served more than 23 years after being wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting his then 9-year-old daughter. He maintained his innocence and his daughter testified that she lied about the crime. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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