Bennie Starks, wrongfully convicted of rape, fully exonerated - Fox 2 News Headlines

Man wrongfully convicted of rape in 1986 fully exonerated

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Lake County State's Attorney dropped the remaining charges against a man wrongfully convicted of rape in 1986.

Bennie Starks was freed from prison in 2006, after serving 20 years behind bars.

DNA evidence cleared him, but a battery charge from the same incident has stayed on the books.

Starks was fully exonerated on Monday.

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