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Sexual predator recaptured after 12 days on the loose


November 2, 2018

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas authorities say a sexual predator has been recaptured 12 days after he didn't return to a mental health facility.

The Miami County Sheriff's office said 38-year-old Jason Michael Hale was taken into custody Friday in Ottawa.

The Kansas City Star reports Hale was convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy in Shawnee County in 2006. He was later found to be a sexually violent predator and committed to Larned State Hospital.

He was living at a transitional housing unit at the Osawatomie State Hospital. The sheriff says he didn't return after being dropped of...

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