Any crime that is committed is worthy of criminal charges. However, being wrongly accused of a crime can ultimately and understandably change a person's life forever. Recent reports indicate that there were two boys with the same name who happened to attend the same Florida school, were around the same age and apparently looked similar to one another. This similarity in names and ages ultimately led to one of the boys being wrongfully accused of a crime.
After a young girl reported to police that she had previously had intercourse with a specific boy who was much older than her, those officials apparently failed to give her a photo lineup to determine if the boy they considered a suspect was recognized by the girl. Officers arrested one of the boys in his home two months after the initial report was filed. The young man was arrested for sexual battery and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. It was not until after the now 18-year-old had been in jail for 35 days that he was released with request of having the arrest expunged from his criminal record by the Sheriff's Department.