Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Cathleen Crowell Webb, Gary Dotson and the Rape That Never Was

A teen girl, fearing pregnancy after having sex with her boyfriend, fabricates a rape. She describes her fictional assailant to a police sketch artist, and when police show her the photo of someone who looks similar, she sends him to prison for a decade. DNA evidence would finally free Gary Dotson, but his life would never be the same.

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