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Manhunt underway after Georgia inmate convicted of rape released ‘in error’

The Georgia Department of Corrections says Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez was let out of Rogers State Prison in Reidsville on Friday.
The Georgia Department of Corrections says Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez was let out of Rogers State Prison in Reidsville on Friday. Georgia Department of Corrections

Georgia officials say a 31-year-old man serving a life sentence following a rape conviction was mistakenly released from a state prison.

The Georgia Department of Corrections says in a news release that Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez was let out of Rogers State Prison in Reidsville on Friday.

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The news release characterized his release as an error, but did not elaborate on what caused it.

According to prison records, Munoz-Mendez was convicted of rape and aggravated child molestation in Gwinnett County.

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