Gary Dotson

Time Served: 10 years

The Innocence Project did not have a role in exonerating this person. For the full history and details of this case, please visit the National Registry of Exonerations at the link below.

State: Illinois

Charge: Aggravated Kidnapping, Rape

Conviction: Aggravated Kidnapping, Rape

Sentence: 25-50 Years

Incident Date: 07/09/77

Conviction Date: 05/14/79

Exoneration Date: 08/14/89

Served: 10 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

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