DENVER (CBS4)– A convicted rapist has been charged after he allegedly tried to have a victim in an earlier case killed.
A Denver grand jury returned the indictment against Tony Dotson this week.
Dotson, 41, has been charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder.
The charge alleges that while Dotson was in jail awaiting trial in a sexual assault case, he approached several inmates about killing the victim in the case.
The charge alleges that arrangements for the murder were made but not carried out.
Dotson is believed to have approached members of the 8-Tre Gangster Crips, GKI (Gallant Knights Insane) and associates of the 211 Crew, a white supremacist gang as part of the plan to have the victim killed.
“He was soliciting individuals in the jail that had gang connections,” said Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey.
The indictment shows that Dotson offered cash, a Mercedez-Benz and a $14,000 ring as payment.
The victim is said to be in a safe place.
“Currently she is outside the State of Colorado,” said Morrissey.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible against those suspected of participating in the plan to commit murder.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim, an acquaintance of Dotson’s, woke in the middle of the night to the brutal attack.
Dotson remains in custody awaiting sentencing for his October conviction on two counts of sexual assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.
Dotson faces a minimum of 31 years in prison up to life in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 17, 2014. He could face an additional 24 years in prison if convicted on the solicitation charge.
Dotson was the last person to see his sister Nonnie Dotson. She disappeared from his home in Jefferson County in Nov. 2006.
Nonnie was an Air Force Nurse. She and her daughter, Savannah, had been visiting from Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday when she went missing.
One year after Nonnie went missing CBS4 talked to Dotson.
“You wonder if she is dead somewhere and if she is… where is her body so we can put it to rest,” said Dotson.
“You never know when you say that last goodbye, will it be the last goodbye?” said Dotson.
Her disappearance remains unsolved.