Convicted child rapist escapes from Kansas prison three days after arrival

A man convicted of raping a child escaped from a Kansas prison Saturday -- just three days after his arrival, authorities said.

The inmate, identified as Robert Terrell, 36, jumped a fence on the west side of the Winfield Correctional Facility around 8:50 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the Cowley County Emergency Communications department.

Terrell was described as being a white man with red hair, standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 154 pounds.

He was convicted of raping a child younger than 14 years old in 2002, the Wichita Eagle reported, citing records from the Kansas Department of Correction.

Winfield is about a three-hour drive south of Topeka.

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