Wrongly convicted Tulsa man files claim against state

Monday, December 1st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Attorneys for a Tulsa man who spent 14 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit will file for compensation from the state.

Attorneys for Arvin McGee say they'll make the filing under a law passed by the Legislature earlier this year. The law allows for up to $175,000 in compensation to persons who are wrongly convicted and sent to prison for crimes they did not commit.

McGee was convicted of abducting and raping a 20-year-old Tulsa woman in 1987. He was released from prison after DNA testing cleared him of the crime in 2002.

McGee and his son have also filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state, the state Department of Corrections, the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, the city of Tulsa and Tulsa Police.