The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a former lawyer who was found guilty in 2002 of sexually touching a 10-year-old girl in the kitchen of a McMinnville home, in a case riddled with questionable evidence.
Although Bradley Christopher Holbrook has already served a 6 ¼-year prison sentence, the reversal means he will no longer be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and carry that stigma. It also means that he won’t be a convicted felon anymore and could reinstate his law license.
That’s if the state of Oregon decides against appealing Wednesday’s ruling to the Oregon Supreme Court. And if the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office — which originally prosecuted him — doesn’t decide to pursue a conviction again in a new trial.