Convicted child rapist escapes from Kansas prison three days after arrival
Robert Terrell, 36, escaped from the Winfield Correctional Facility in Kansas on Saturday, just three days after his arrival, officials said. (Cowley County Emergency Communications)
A man convicted of raping a child escaped from a Kansas prison Saturday -- just three days after his arrival, authorities said.
The inmate, identified as Robert Terrell, 36, jumped a fence on the west side of the Winfield Correctional Facility around 8:50 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the Cowley County Emergency Communications department.
Terrell was described as being a white man with red hair, standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 154 pounds.
He was convicted of raping a child younger than 14 years old in 2002, the Wichita Eagle reported, citing records from the Kansas Department of Correction.
Winfield is about a three-hour drive south of Topeka.
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