Joseph Frey is a Free Man
A man free after spending nearly 20 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
OSHKOSH, WI- A man free after spending nearly 20 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Joseph Frey walked-out of the Winnebago County Jail today after serving time for the sexual assault of a UW Oshkosh Student.
Since being convicted in 1994, Frey had maintained his innocence, but a prior record the victim's weak identification of the attacker and evidence destroyed worked against him, but new DNA testing gave Frey another chance at freedom.
"We wanted the ability to see what really happened. Can we prove what really happened. And in this case we could," says Attorney Tricia Bushnell.
The DNA matched a man who after the 1991 attack went on to sexually assault two sisters in Fond Du Lac. He is now dead.