Rapist Mistakenly Released from State Prison

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

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

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.

GDOC says the public is reminded to call 911, and do not approach.