CINCINNATI – A convicted rapist and child molester, released by a Georgia prison in error, was captured Wednesday evening in northern Kentucky, authorities say.
Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez was serving a life sentence at Rogers State Prison for two rape charges and a charge of aggravated child molestation, according to Georgia prison records.
Georgia Department of Corrections said the 31-year-old was captured at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati across the Ohio River.
A Georgia Department of Corrections unit, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents all took part in the capture in Fort Thomas.
Munoz-Mendez was released "in error," according to a previous statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections. The statement does not say what led to his Oct. 25 release from the prison in Reidsville, Georgia.
Lori Benoit, spokeswoman for Georgia Department of Corrections, told CNN the circumstances surrounding Munoz-Mendez's release are being reviewed.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, rapist released in error, caught in Kentucky