Pedro Vega was convicted in 2002 of molesting his stepdaughter. Prior to that conviction, he had escaped criminal charges twice: A federal case was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds, and state charges were dismissed as well. After new allegations by the victim came to light, the state brought charges again. Even then, there were two mistrials, including one caused by his attorney's absence, before he was finally convicted.
Three sets of charges. Three attorneys. And three trials, all of which were handled by the same attorney, who apparently never read the full case file, as he didn't discover the victim's second recantation, to her priest, until after that third trial.
Ineffective assistance, perhaps?