Real-Life Nancy Drew Gets Framed Boyfriend Out of Rikers

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A sign of Rikers Island, where IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be held, is pictured in Queens, New York on May 16, 2011. A New York judge denied IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail on Monday, despite an offer from his defense team to put up $1 million in cash and surrender all his travel documents. The judge ordered the IMF chief detained, two days after he was pulled off a plane and accused of trying to rape a Manhattan hotel chambermaid. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sadly, a New York Daily News story about a woman who got her framed boyfriend freed from Rikers is light on details about who this amateur sleuth is, and how exactly she proved Joshua Robles had been set up on armed robbery and sexual assault charges. Former friends of Robles allegedly persuaded a young woman named Alexis Hopes to file a report that he attacked her. Robles's girlfriend "tracked Hopes on Facebook and proved to the Queens DA’s officer that Hopes was dating" the son of his alleged framer.