A man accused of a 2012 rape in Miami was mistakenly released from custody, according to Miami-Dade police.
Randy Early, 51, somehow “slipped from custody” and was recaptured on Tuesday night by the Miami-Dade Sexual Predator Unit, NBC Miami reported.
Early faces charges of sexual battery, trespassing and strong-armed robbery in a 2012 attack on an elderly woman, according to NBC Miami.
Early, who is mentally impaired, is listed as a patient at an assisted-living facility in Miami, according to court records.
According to WPLG, Early was living at the home in “a house-arrest capacity,” and he visited a hospital for “treatment for medical issues.” He was discharged Saturday from the hospital, but transport workers did not take him back to the assisted-living facility. They dropped him off somewhere else, WPLG reported.
The judge who was assigned to the case “was upset over how something like this could happen,” WPLG reported.
Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.
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