On Friday the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dismissed the charges, saying the sex was consensual and no force was used.
"I'm angry due to the fact that my son's name is getting slammed," said Tyquan's mother Sharon. She added that she was relieved, but also still angry at the accuser.
Lawyers for the teens want to know why the DA's office didn't reveal the fact that the girl dropped the rape accusation, and why Dawson had to stay in jail for so long after.
The DA's office says it was the parole division that kept him locked up.