Accused rapist mistakenly released from custody, on the loose, police say

A rape suspect was mistakenly released from custody on Tuesday.

Randy Early had been charged with sexual battery, trespassing and strong armed robbery. But there’s a caveat – he has mental health issues and was deemed incompetent by the court.

Therefore, Early was living in a Miami assisted living home in a house-arrest capacity.

Early was being monitored by the courts, but sometime last week he was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment for medical issues and was discharged.

The startling revelation was made in court Tuesday, where a Miami-Dade County circuit court judge found out that Early, who has a violent past and whose victims have been elderly women, is now missing.

In court it was said that transport workers were supposed to drop Early off back at the facility under court orders, but there was an address mix-up.

The judge assigned to the case was upset over how something like this could happen and issued an arrest warrant.

Jackson Memorial Hospital declined to comment on this matter, citing patient privacy concerns. 

Anyone with information about Early's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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