A 34-year-old Leavenworth man convicted of raping and sodomizing a Kansas University student almost 12 years ago is eligible for parole this month, the Kansas Parole Board has announced.
Willie Dotson was sentenced in 1981 to four terms of 15 years to life imprisonment on two counts of rape and two counts of aggravated sodomy. The sentences were to run concurrently. The charges stem from the Sept. 2, 1980, rape and sodomy of a Lawrence woman near the Kansas River Bridge as the victim walked home from a night class at KU. Dotson currently is serving his sentences at the Lansing Correctional Facility.
The following is a list of other inmates who are eligible for parole in January, the county or counties in which they were convicted, the crime committed and their current location:
Eugene T. Cosey Jr., Douglas, forgery and making a terroristic threat, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
Maurice N. Wheeler, Douglas, drug-related charge, making a terroristic threat, attempted aggravated escape from custody, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
Willie J. Moore, Douglas, attempted burlgary, aggravated burglary, Lansing Correctional Facility.
Jack A. Barr, Jefferson, Shawnee, drug-related charges.
The parole board has scheduled hearings so comments can be received from the public concerning any of the inmates. The sessions are scheduled for:
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Commissioner's Room, second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, auditorium, Topeka Public Library, 1510 W. 10th, Topeka.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30, city council chambers, first floor Municipal Building, 455 N. Main, Wichita.
Anyone who would like to comment but cannot attend a hearing can write to the Kansas Parole Board, Landon State Office Building, 900 Jackson St., Room 452 South, Topeka 66612-1220.