Raymond Santana is famous as one of the Central Park Five. Arrested for the rape of Trisha Meili in 1989, he was just 14 when the incident occurred which recognized as the Central Park Jogger case. Actually, he involved in the crime along with four other teens. Those other kids were Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Yusef Salaam.
However, he exonerated by the court in 2003 after serving five years in prison. In 2015, he tweeted to Ava DuVernay subsequently after the release of the movie “Selma”. In his tweet, he asked DuVernay if she would create a movie based on the Central Park Five.
Following after four years, the well-known storyteller came with a Netflix original miniseries “When They See Us”. The four-part serial chronicles the forced confessions, unlawful convictions, and final amnesty of the alleged five teens. In the revolutionary series, Marquis Rodriguez plays Santana’s character.
Likewise, actor John Leguizamo portrays his dad’s. The youngest member of the Central Park Five, he stated he was coerced to admit of raping Meili by detectives Humbert Arroyo during interrogation.
However, after being exonerated, he along with McCray and Richardson sued the New York City. They filed lawsuits against the newspaper for malicious prosecution, emotional distress, and racial discrimination for $250 million. Later, the city paid them each $7.1 million for their time in jail.
Not to mention, Donald Trump fostered $85 thousand for a full-page advertisement for the restoration of their charges with the death penalty. However, the real estate magnate-turned-president never apologized with the young men and their families. In spite, he slammed them calling “pickets” even after the crime confession of Matias Reyes.
Recently, Reyes is serving a life sentence for raping four women including Meili.
There is no information about Raymond Santana’s parents or stepmom on his wiki. Activist for wrongful convictions, he is a bit guarded about his personal information.
Born on 7 September 1974, Raymond Santana’s age is 44 as of 2019. However, he just stepped into his teens when he convicted as a criminal for raping and beating Trisha Meili in 1989.
Raymond Santana’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and has a weight of 81 kg (178 lbs). Likewise, he possesses the body measurements of 44-36-35 inches that carves an athletic body built.
What is the net worth of Raymond Santana? As Santana received a whopping amount in compensation for serving years in the jail, his net worth is surely colossal. On the other hand, he receives a lucrative amount from the media for representing his characters in movies and series.
Moreover, he also gathers extra money from his apparel company. His clothing company manufactures t-shirts with the names of the Central Park Five members.
Raymond Santana married his girlfriend Nekesta Samone Shelton. Together with his wife, he has a daughter Melia Symone. He often posts the picture of his family on his social media accounts along with his counterparts of the Central Park Five.