REIDSVILLE, Georgia . A rapist of Hispanic origin who was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison was released “by mistake” last week, state prison authorities admitted Monday.
Tony Maycon Muñoz-Méndez was released on Friday, October 25 around 11:30 a.m., the Georgia Department of Prisons said in a statement.
“All resources are being used to ensure the rapid apprehension of Muñoz-Méndez,” said the Department.
Agents of the United States Marshals Service (US MARSHALS) participate in the search for men. The authorities did not give details on how the “error” that led to the release of the now fugitive was recorded.
According to the public records of the Department of Prisons, Muñoz-Mendez was sent to prison in April 2015 for two cases of rape and one of aggravated child sexual abuse.
The man is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown eyes and brown hair. It weighs about 186 pounds.
Authorities told people not to approach him and if they see him call 911.
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