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Child Rapist Going Back to Prison, Facing Another Sexual Assault Charge

In a parole hearing on Tuesday, a judge decided to revoke parole for 50-year-old Tony Perry for violating conditions of his parole.
UPDATE (Aug. 20):

PULASKI COUNTY, AR --A convicted child rapist accidentally released from jail is going back to prison.

In a parole hearing on Tuesday, a judge decided to revoke parole for 50-year-old Tony Perry for violating conditions of his parole.

Perry was on the loose for eight days before state police and U.S. Marshals caught up with him.

Perry is accused of committing his second sexual assault on a child.

Original Story (Aug. 19):

PULASKI COUNTY, AR -- A convicted child rapist who sparked a state and federal manhunt after he was accidentally released from jail could be sent back to prison Tuesday.
  
Tony Edward Perry is accused of raping a second child after being released on parole.

He sparked a state and federal manhunt after he was accidentally released from jail and now could go back.

That all depends on what the judge decides during a hearing set for Tuesday morning.  But Perry does have more than five years left on a seven year sentence from theft conviction in 2010.

The registered sex offender was out of prison on parole in March when he's accused of committing his second rape of a young girl.

Perry was booked into the Pulaski County Jail on that charge June 30.  But the jail says it was never made aware of Perry's status as a parolee and released him Aug. 7 after a judge granted bond.

Releasing Perry violated policy changes implemented after FOX16 reported on other cases involving parolees committing crimes   

Critics of the Department of Community Correction, which oversees parolees, pointed to the Perry case as a prime example of a broken system.  

Perry spent eight days on the run before state police and U.S. Marshals caught up with him last Thursday.
  
Perry had a previous child sex assault on his record from 1991. He's been in an out of prison multiple times since then.


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