Advisory Panelist Barry Scheck Calls for reopening Friedman Case.

Urges court to hold full evidentiary hearing and turn over all DA files

Jesse Friedman Goes to Court to Overturn 1988 Mass Sex Abuse Case with Mountain of Newly Discovered Evidence of His Innocence
 
Chief Prosecution Witness Ross Goldstein and Child “Victims ” Recant Original Charges

Barry Scheck, Head of DA Advisory Panel, Urges Court to Hold Full Evidentiary Hearing and Release Grand Jury Minutes and Original Files
 
More than 25 eyewitnesses to Friedman computer classes including now-grown computer students and their parents come forward to state that no abuse took place in the Friedman classes in the 1980s.

The grand jury testimony of every complaining witness is thoroughly undermined by clear and convincing evidence, often in multiple forms and from multiple sources. Seven main elements undermine the grand jury testimony of the complainants: 1) the complainant has completely repudiated the testimony he provided when he was a child, explaining that it was a product of coercion, 2) other eyewitnesses who were in the same classroom as the complainant assert that no abuse took place, 3) The complainant lied in material respects, claiming he witnessed sexual abuse against others that did not take place, 4) the complainant lied in materials respects by falsely claiming that other perpetrators were sexually abused him, 5) the complainant radically altered his testimony in material respects, 6) the complainant made assertions that were so implausible, blied by the physical evidence, or obviously fantastic that they cannot be credited, and 7) the complainant’s accounts of sexual abuse dramatically expanded after each round of police interrogation.

An examination of every charge by every complaining witness leaves no doubt that Jesse Friedman was wrongfully convicted:

Kenneth Doe:

Kenneth Doe has completely repudiated his testimony and explains that the repeated and insist police questioning demanding that he disclose sexual abuse, he “just folded” and provided false testimony. His repudiation of the abuse allegations is corroborated by three eyewitnesses who attended the same computer class with him and state that no abuse took place.