A recent three year, 155 page report by an Independent panel, including Barry Scheck, a founder of the Innocence Project and one of the country’s leading advocates for overturning wrongful convictions, strongly found that Jesse's conviction should not be overturned.
“By any impartial analysis, the reinvestigation process prompted by
Jesse Friedman, his advocates and the Second Circuit, has only increased
confidence in the integrity of Jesse Friedman’s guilty plea and
adjudication as a sex offender.... the preponderance of evidence pointed toward upholding the conviction.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/nyregion/friedmans-sexual-abuse-conviction-was-justified-report-says.html