A Utah man is free today, exonerated, after spending years behind bars for a sexual assault he did not commit, according to a judge.
Christopher Wickham, 50, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault in Salt Lake City in 1997, each a first degree felony. He was imprisoned and placed on the sex offender registry.
Utah Third District Court Judge Royal I. Hansen signed an order today exonerating Wickham, according to the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center.
It said a post-conviction investigation showed “numerous pieces of new evidence proving Mr. Wickham’s innocence.”