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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A man who spent 20 years in prison in a rape case before his convictions were dismissed is suing the state, Maui County and the Maui Police Department.
The Maui News says 43-year-old Alvin Jardine III alleges that he was falsely arrested and wrongfully imprisoned in the rape and assault of a woman in her Haiku home in December 1990.
The lawsuit also names the estate of Antonio Funes, the police detective assigned to the case.
Jardine was found guilty in April 1992 and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. But charges against him were dismissed in 2011 after DNA testing excluded him as a suspect. Prosecutors decided not to retry the case.
Jardine was represented by the Hawaii Innocence Project. He is seeking unspecified damages.