Man who fought Malheur County criminal conviction for 11 years wins governor’s pardon

Earl Bain, center, poses with Steve Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, and Brittney Plesser, project senior staff attorney. Bain has been pardoned for a criminal conviction in Malheur County in 2009. (Oregon Innocence Project photo)

VALE – A former U.S. Army combat veteran and former area resident convicted of sexual abuse 11 years ago has been pardoned by Gov. Kate Brown.

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