James Green

In January 2006, James Green was accused of abducting and groping a child in Maury County, Tennessee. He was convicted that same year and sentenced to 16 years in prison. In April 2008, the alleged victim recanted her claims, leading the district attorney to drop the charges. In January 2011, outgoing Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen pardoned Green.

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Posting Date:  Before June 2012

 

State:Tennessee
County:Maury
Most Serious Crime:Child Sex Abuse
Additional Convictions:Kidnapping
Reported Crime Date:2006
Convicted:2006
Exonerated:2008
Sentence:16 years
Race:Black
Sex:Male
Age:46
Contributing Factors:Perjury or False Accusation
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No