A search is underway in Georgia for a convicted rapist and child molester who was mistakenly freed from prison early.
According to reports, 31-year-old Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, began the first of 3 life sentences in 2015 after being convicted of rape and child molestation in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
However, due to an ‘error’, Munoz-Mendez was released from Rogers State Prison in Reidsville at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25, the state department revealed in a statement Monday.
— Georgia Corrections (@GA_Corrections) October 28, 2019
According to CBS News, the statement read, “The priority of the GDC is apprehending the offender as quickly as possible and at this time we have all resources focused on the search.
“As soon as the error was discovered, the GDC immediately put those resources into place. While we do not have enough information to share specifics of the search, we will be following any and every lead made available to us.”
Munoz-Mendez’s case involved the 10-year-old daughter of his then girlfriend, the NBC News reports.
Officials from both the Georgia Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit and the United States Marshals Service are among those searching for Munoz-Mendez.
Munoz-Mendez is described as five feet, nine inches in height and weighing approximately 186 pounds. He also has brown hair and brown eyes.
All members of the public are warned not to approach this man if they spot him, but to immediately call 911.
Georgia authorities are trying to find a convicted rapist who was mistakenly released from a state prison, officials say. Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, has been serving a life sentence since April 2015, according to records. https://t.co/yFWsFr4iHi
— CNN (@CNN) October 28, 2019
Those with any information regarding the whereabouts of Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez should contact the Georgia Department of Corrections immediately at (478) 992-5111 or email email@example.com.
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