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Authorities capture sex offender who was accidentally released

2 years 8 months 5 days ago Thursday, October 31 2019 Oct 31, 2019 October 31, 2019 5:18 AM October 31, 2019 in News
Source: CNN
Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections

REIDSVILLE, GA - On Thursday, authorities closed in on a sex offender who was accidentally freed due to a processing error.

CNN says Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was captured in Fort Thomas, Kentucky at 10:30 p.m. by the GDC Fugitive Unit, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and ICE.

Records say Munoz-Mendez was convicted of rape and aggravated child molestation in Gwinnett County. He has been serving a life sentence since April 2015.

Munoz-Mendez had been released from Rogers State Prison in error on Friday, Oct. 25. It's not clear when officials realized the mistake or how it occurred. Spokesperson, Lori Benoit said the department is in the process of reviewing the circumstances.

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