Sex offender vindicated 2 decades later

2013-05-15T14:02:00Z Sex offender vindicated 2 decades laterThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 15, 2013 2:02 pm  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — A convicted sex offender has been vindicated after his now adult-children stepped forward to say he did not sexually abuse them.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/10NTa3g ) Kevin Peterson finished serving 15 years in prison in 2007. Upon his release, he was required to register as a sex offender.

The allegations surfaced in 1990 while Peterson was engaged in a custody battle over his children, then 5 and 8 years old. Now an adult, his son cried as he told officials he had lied.

Peterson was cleared under a Utah law that went into effect in 2008 that allows new or changed evidence, such as DNA, to be taken into consideration.

Peterson is the fourth person cleared under this law. Two of the cases are being appealed by the state.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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