Man convicted of rape that sent another to jail

William Neal

April 27, 2010 1:39:00 PM PDT
A Goldsboro native has been convicted of the rape that sent another man to prison for 18 years before DNA evidence proved his innocence.

William Neal was found guilty in Wayne County Tuesday. He was indicted eight months after Dwayne Dail was cleared of the crime.

Dail was convicted after a 12-year-old girl identified him as the man who raped her in 1987.

A small sample of semen found on a nightgown showed Dail wasn't the rapist. He was released in August 2007.

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