Convicted rapist Tony Dotson indicted for trying to hire gang members to murder the rape victim

DENVER - Convicted rapist Tony Dotson is accused of approaching incarcerated members of various gangs and asking them to kill the woman he raped.

A Denver Grand Jury indicted Dotson, 41, on the charge of solicitation to commit first-degree murder, Denver District Attorney Spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said. He allegedly tried to plan the murder while he was in jail awaiting trial for the rape. The hit was never carried out.

Kimbrough says Dotson is alleged to have approached members or associates of the 8-Tre Gangster Crips, GKI (Gallant Knights Insane) and 211 Crew about the hit.

Dotson is currently in custody awaiting sentencing on the earlier criminal case, which carries a sentence of between 31 years and life in prison. That sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2014.

If convicted of the new charge, he could face an additional 24 years in prison.