Authorities in central New York say a paroled rapist , Christopher Block who removed his GPS-monitored ankle bracelet has been arrested at a golf course.
Authorities in central New York say a paroled rapist who removed his GPS-monitored ankle bracelet has been arrested at a golf course.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that 61-year-old Christopher Block was arrested Friday morning at a golf course in Skaneateles.
Parole officials reported that Block cut off his ankle monitor in Skaneateles on Wednesday.
Block was sent to prison in 1984 after kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women. He was paroled on Dec. 26, 2018 after serving 34 years of his 25-to-50-year sentence.
A state parole official told the Post-Standard on Thursday that Block "should be considered dangerous."
It's not clear if Block has an attorney who can speak for him.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com
A “dangerous” rapist is on the run after cutting of his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet in Skaneateles.
Christopher Block, 61, has been on the run since 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, but according to Syracuse.com, parole officials waited 17 hours before issuing a public alert.
Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway said that state parole officials failed to warn the public of Block’s disappearance in a timely manner.
Investigators don't know where he's heading.
Block was sent to prison in 1984 after being convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women ages 22 and 23.
He got out on parole in December 2018 after serving 34 years in prison.
According to the state sex offender registry, Block is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 176 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on both arms and his back, and is missing a toe on his left foot.
If you see this man, stay away and immediately call 911.