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Georgia authorities search for convicted rapist and child molester who was released 'in error' from prison – USA TODAY, USA Today


, USA TODAY            Published 11: 51 PM ET Oct. 28, 2019         

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Police in Georgia are trying to find a man serving a life sentencewho 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 about 11: 30 am Friday.According to recordsfrom the Department of Corrections , Munoz-Mendez began serving a life sentence in April 2015.

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

Spokeswoman Lori Benoittold CNNthat 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-foot-9 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.

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