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Man freed after convictions vacated in gang rape case

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Darryl Pinkins is embraced by family in the lobby of the Lake County Jail in Crown Pointe, Indiana, after he was released after serving more than two decades in prison for a gang rape in which he was recently cleared.
Mildred Pinkins and her son Darryl Pinkins embrace outside the Lake County Jail in Crown Pointe.
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INDIANA (AP):

A Gary man has been released after serving more than two decades in prison for a gang rape in which he was recently cleared.

Darryl Pinkins was released on Monday from the Lake County jail after prosecutors filed a petition that vacated his 1991 convictions of rape, criminal deviate conduct and robbery. He had been serving a 65-year sentence at the New Castle Correctional Facility.

Pinkins was among a group of men accused of rear-ending a Hammond woman's vehicle and attacking her when she got out to inspect the damage in December 1989. He and another defendant, Roosevelt Glenn, were convicted in the case.

Prosecutors chose not to retry Pinkins based on DNA evidence.