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Former college star's conviction reexamined

Eric Frimpong, a native of Ghana, was instrumental in UC Santa Barbara's 2006 national championship. Soon after hoisting the trophy - and being drafted by the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer - he was arrested for and subsequently convicted of raping a 19-year-old university freshman. Joel Engel has spent much of the last two years researching the 2007 trial. Frimpong is now beginning year three of his six-year sentence at the California Correctional Institute. Frimpong's case is currently under appeal, and a decision is expected soon.

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