Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was convicted in a suburban Atlanta county.
PHOTO: GA Dept. of Corrections
Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was convicted in a suburban Atlanta county.
(CNN) —  

Georgia authorities are trying to find a convicted rapist who was mistakenly released from a state prison, officials said.

Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was convicted of rape and aggravated child molestation in Gwinnett County. He has been serving a life sentence since April 2015, according to records.

Munoz-Mendez was released at Rogers State Prison in Reidsville “in error” at around noon on Friday, said a Monday statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

It’s not clear when officials realized the mistake or how it occurred. The department is reviewing the circumstances, said spokesperson Lori Benoit.

A convicted rapist who was released in error from a Georgia prison last week has been captured more than 600 miles away, the Georgia Department of Corrections announced Wednesday.