Man jailed for having rapist’s name gets payout

Man jailed for having rapist’s name gets payout

The French state paid out €45,000 compensation on Monday to an innocent man, mistakenly jailed just because he had the same name as a convicted child rapist. The shocking legal error is believed to be the first of its kind in France.

State to pay for jailing namesake of child rapist

State to pay for jailing namesake of child rapist