Convicted child rapist who cut off ankle monitor caught

Convicted child rapist who cut off ankle monitor caught

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Convicted child rapist Eric Eugene Hartwell, 51, is back in custody week after officials say he cut his ankle monitor off and left a Colorado halfway house. Convicted child rapist Eric Eugene Hartwell, 51, is back in custody week after officials say he cut his ankle monitor off and left a Colorado halfway house.

(CNN) -- Fugitive Colorado sex offender, Eric Hartwell, who apparently cut off his ankle monitor and left a group home, has been apprehended in Norfolk, Virginia, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

A fugitive warrant was requested minutes after Hartwell, 51, walked away from "Independence House" in Denver a week ago.

Hartwell was convicted of raping a child in 1991 and attempted indecent liberties in 1996, according to the Colorado sex offender registry.

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