CAUGHT: Georgia Inmate convicted of rape mistakenly released from prison arrested in Kentucky


NEWPORT, Ky. (WKRC-CBS) – A convicted rapist mistakenly released from a Georgia prison was arrested in Newport, Kentucky Wednesday night.

CBS affliate WKRG reports U.S. Marshals tracked Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, to a home in Newport. The inmate was convicted of rape and aggravated child molestation in Gwinnett County, Georgia and was serving three life sentences.

Munoz-Mendez was released from a Reidsville state prison “in error” Friday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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