Milestones: May 13, 1985

RELEASED. Gary Dotson, 28, convict serving a 25- to 50-year sentence for a 1977 rape; on $100,000 bond while Illinois authorities consider his plight; from the state penitentiary at Joliet. The trial judge had freed Dotson on bail five weeks ago, then decided that the recantation of his supposed victim, Cathleen Crowell Webb, was not sufficiently believable and returned him to prison after a week. Said Dotson after he left prison: "I feel like a pinball."

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