Georgia authorities search for convicted rapist and child molester who was released 'in error' from prison

October 31, 2019 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Police in Georgia are trying to find a man serving a life sentence who was released from prison “in error,” according to a statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections. 

Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was mistakenly released from Rogers State Prison at 11:30 a.m. Friday. According to records from the Department of Corrections, Munoz-Mendez began serving a life sentence in April 2015. 

Munoz-Mendez was convicted of rape and aggravated child molestation. 

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Spokeswoman Lori Benoit told CNN that the Department of Corrections is reviewing the circumstances surrounding Munoz-Mendez’s release. The statement released by the department does not say what led to Munoz-Mendez’s release. 

Munoz-Mendez is described as 5 feet 9 inches and 186 pounds, according to the Department of Corrections. 

“All resources are being utilized to ensure the rapid apprehension of Munoz-Mendez, including the Georgia Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit and US Marshals,” the Department of Corrections said in its statement. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Convicted rapist sought after being released ‘in error’ from prison