Law: Cathy and Gary in Medialand

A grim tale of rape and recantation turns increasingly bizarre

They were one of the most improbable pairs of guests ever to appear on television's Today show. There sat Gary Dotson, 28, and Cathleen Crowell Webb, 23, stiffly, elbow to elbow, on a couch facing Interviewer Jane Pauley. His sentence had just been commuted after he served nearly six years in prison for raping Webb; she had tearfully recanted the rape charge in March, after becoming a born-again Christian. They were telling Pauley about their dramatic face-to-face meeting the night before, at which Webb said she could not "apologize enough" to Dotson. "He's not a rapist," Webb said. "He doesn't have...

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