Roger Talley, a fifth-grade teacher at Walnut Elementary School in Chino, was arrested on Feb. 27, 2012 for lewd acts on a child, a crime he maintained he did not commit.
He spent one night in custody and posted bail the next day. The only thing he could do after that was wait, but nothing happened… legally.
Talley lost his job with the Chino Unified School District, his teaching credentials were revoked and he said his life was turned upside down. But he was never formally charged with the crime.
On July 5, more than a year after he was arrested, a Superior Court judge granted Talley’s request for a factual innocence motion. The ruling means Talley is cleared of the crime, said Marc Grossman, one of the lawyers who represented the former elementary school teacher.
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