A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over: Brian Banks spent years in prison, branded a rapist. Then his accuser provided the key to getting his conviction dismissed.

Banks had a choice: He could take the he said-she said case to trial and, if convicted, risk being sentenced to 41 years to life in prison. Or, as his lawyer advised, he could accept a plea deal.

Photo: Brian Banks, with his attorneys, is overcome with emotion in the courtroom. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over: Brian Banks spent years in prison, branded a rapist. Then his accuser provided the key to getting his conviction dismissed.

Banks had a choice: He could take the he said-she said case to trial and, if convicted, risk being sentenced to 41 years to life in prison. Or, as his lawyer advised, he could accept a plea deal.

Photo: Brian Banks, with his attorneys, is overcome with emotion in the courtroom. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

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