Escaped child predator captured by officers

April 3, 2010 6:50:41 AM PDT
Authorities say an escaped child predator has been captured after he cut off his electronic ankle monitor. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says Marvin Munson, who was out on parole when the FBI says he cut off his electronic ankle monitor and took off, was taken into custody by officers at a bus stop near Tidwell on Friday afternoon. It's not the first time Munson managed to get away.

In March, Munson was released to the Beaumont Transitional Treatment Center. Days later he cut off his electronic monitoring device and has vanished.

In Smith County back in 1986, Munson broke into a home. Using a knife, he sexually assaulted a nine-year-old boy. He later did the same thing to an eight-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 50 years. But being the mid-80s, he was subjected to the state's mandatory release law.

After 20 years Munson was released on parole in 2008, with an electric monitoring device. He cut it off and was later tracked down and sent back to prison.

Rereleased in 2010, he was once again given an electronic monitoring device that he cut off again while in the transitional faculty.


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