Man exonerated of raping a 12-year-old girl 41 years after the crime

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Mail Online—Roy L. Watford III, 58, from Virginia plead guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl when he was 18 years old. He was exonerated of the crime on Thursday after DNA evidence revealed he was innocent.

Washington Man Admits Raping, Murdering 6-Year-Old Neighbor Girl. A Washington State man pleaded guilty last week to the 2014 rape and murder of a 6-year-old girl, PEOPLE confirms. A court official tells PEOPLE Gabriel Gaeta, 21, of Bremerton pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and first-degree rape on Friday during an appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court. In 2014, Gaeta sexually assaulted 6-year-old Jenise Wright, and later strangled and beat the little girl to death. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime...