Vindicated : Thomas Haynesworth

Jarratt, VA, Greensville Correctional Center--Thomas Haynesworth: Haynesworth, convicted in a series of attacks on women, has been cleared by DNA in one attack. A serial rapist was the true attacker. He claims innocence but he's convicted of other crimes that have no DNA to test. (Photo--Jay Paul for The Washington Post via Getty Images).

Vindicated : Thomas Haynesworth

Learn all about his story now!

UPDATED ON : JULY 11, 2014 / 02:58 PM

Five women were viciously attacked in an area of East Richmond, Virginia, close to Richmond, from January to February 1984. While walking near a market on February 5, 2014, one woman who was attacked on January 27, 1984, identified an eighteen-year-old Thomas Haynesworth as her attacker. 

Haynesworth went through four separate trials for each of the rape cases, with the fifth being dismissed. In 2009, Haynesworth enlisted the help of The Innocence Project, which performed DNA testing for his ultimate exoneration. 

See Haynesworth's full story on Sunday, July 13 at 10P/9C in the ONE-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE of Vindicated

For more information on Vindicated, visit For more information on how you can spread awareness and/or help someone you may know, visit The Innocence Project

(Photo: Jay Paul for The Washington Post via Getty Images).

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