November 17, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Innocence Project has joined the effort to free a man who is serving a prison term for a sexual assault a woman now says never happened.
Jonathan Montgomery was convicted in 2008 of sexually assaulting a neighbor outside her grandmother's house in Hampton in 2000 when he was 14 and she was 10. Montgomery was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
Earlier this month, Hampton Circuit Judge Randolph T. West tossed Montgomery's felony convictions and ordered him released from prison.
But when relatives went to pick Montgomery up at the prison in Jarratt, they learned Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli's office had declared the order invalid because the judge lacked jurisdiction.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1042Xi1) reports that the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is working on Montgomery's case.
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