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Man Jailed For Rape Exonerated.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A man who was positively identified by a rape victim as her attacker and served time in jail was vindicated after DNA evidence failed to link him to the crime.

Stanley Brown, 40, is charged with the rape and attempted rape of two women Aug. 13. It was the same crime for which Tyrone Griffin, 42, has already been jailed.

"I said, 'Y'all got the wrong guy. I go to work every day,'" Griffin said.


Fort Lauderdale police said Griffin was in the area at the time and fit the description of the attacker.

"He matched the physical description -- an older black male, bald, wearing red shorts," Fort Lauderdale police Detective Kathy Collins said.

But Griffin isn't convinced.

"Do you know how many bald-headed muscular guys live in this neighborhood?" he said.

Police said Griffin's story was suspicious. Then a victim positively identified him as her attacker.

The happily-married father who was on his way to work at the time was led away in handcuffs and booked, leaving his wife to explain to their family and church friends what had happened.

DNA evidence later matched Brown, and Griffin was released.

Griffin said he was confident he would be exonerated, but he's not angry. Griffin said he just wants one thing.

"All I want them to do is apologize," he said.

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Added: Oct-11-2007 
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