HONOLULU — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii have been dismissed against a former death row inmate from Delaware.
U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy. A judge approved the dismissal Tuesday and McCoy walked out of court a free man. He tells The Associated Press he wants to relax and continue being an activist against wrongful convictions.
McCoy was sentenced to death after a jury found him guilty of murder in Delaware. A judge found him not guilty at a retrial.
Less than a year after his release from death row, he was arrested and charged with sex trafficking. Prosecutors alleged he forced, threatened and coerced young women into prostitution in Hawaii.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Hawaii didn’t immediately comment on the dismissal.