A teen wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting two boys spent six years in prison until God bought him justice.
Wrongfully Accused For Sexual Assault
Greg Kelley was 18 years old when he became a rising football star in his school at Cedar Park. A great future was ahead of the teen when an unexpected event took away the young man’s dreams.
One day, Greg became a suspect for sexually assaulting two 4-year-old boys. He couldn’t believe he was accused of a crime he had never committed. That’s when the nightmare of his life began.
Apparently, some people pointed at him for committing the assault. Because when the crime happened, he was staying at his best friend’s home, Jonathan McCarty, where the assault occurred. The two had an uncanny resemblance. Later on, he was convicted of the crime he didn’t do and was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole.
Crying For Justice
At that moment, Greg began wrestling with God for justice.
“God, if You’re real, step in right now. I need a Savior, I can’t do this by myself,” he cried out to God.
Meanwhile, friends and people who closely knew Greg rallied for justice as they knew he was innocent. They created a Facebook page named “Fight For Greg Kelley” to contend with the wrongful conviction.
Also, one concerned citizen, Jay Brighton, thought Greg deserved the conviction. But when he discovered that the 18-year-old was a good young man, he also rallied. So, he brought hundreds to the county jail to rally two days after Greg’s verdict.
Greg felt encouraged when he saw the support of not just his friends but also strangers. Hope began to arise. However, he had to spend years fighting for justice. But inside his prison cell, he became closer to Jesus and would soon receive the justice he had prayed for so long.
Reference | The 700 Club