Man freed after convictions vacated in gang rape case
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.