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Lynn Haven Man Released After Accuser Recants Rape Story

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A Lynn Haven man...wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in Virginia is now a free man.

26 year old Jonathan Montgomery was granted a conditional pardon by the state attorney and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

His parents picked up their son from the Greenville Correctional Center in Hampton, Virginia on November 20th.

Montgomery's accuser, Elizabeth Coast, claimed he raped her when she was younger, but came forward just a few weeks ago and recanted her story from 2007.

Montgomery said he knows she'll live with the weight of her decisions.

Coast is now charged with perjury. At this time, it is not clear why coast decided to recant five years later.