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Reward offered for Oregon prisoner who escaped in 1986

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Leslie Charles Dawson (courtesy Oregon Dept. of Corrections) Leslie Charles Dawson (courtesy Oregon Dept. of Corrections)
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A prisoner who escaped custody in 1986 is still being sought by the Oregon Department of Corrections, and now a reward is being offered to encourage the public to help locate the man.

DOC officials said Leslie Charles Dawson escaped from the Oregon Department of Corrections' South Fork Forest Camp in Tillamook on October 7, 1986.

Dawson, who would now be 77 years old, was serving a lengthy sentence for rape and sodomy after being convicted in Linn County for abusing a teen.

At the time he escaped, Dawson was described as standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds with brown hair. Brown eyes and a scar on his abdomen.

Investigators said Dawson is believed to have connections in Plano, Illinois, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest, and information about any unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

To submit a tip, people can text 823HELP followed by the tip to the number 274637, share the tip at, call 503-823-4357 or download the TipSubmit smartphone app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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