George Dudley, 62, hates confrontations, but is very good at
getting his way, according to Dudley’s cousin Robert
“He can manipulate,” Meister said over the phone.
“(Dudley) would just turn on the charm and then everything
would work. He was always doing what he thought you wanted him to
do and then you would turn around and he’s completely
Meister lived with Dudley in the 1980’s in West Palm
Beach, Florida. There, Dudley went to prison for child sex
“What I knew was that he liked little boys and had that
sexual problem,” Meister said.
For similar reasons, Dudley served time in two other states,
including Kansas. Four years ago, a judge ordered Dudley to stay at
Larned State Hospital until he completed the state’s sexual
predator treatment program.
While there, Dudley behaved well enough to earn privileges
including the right to not wear arm and/or leg restraints when
travelling to court hearings.
Under those conditions, Dudley and three other Larned patients
showed up at the Wyandotte County courthouse for civil commitment
Despite the presence of four Larned staff members and
surveillance cameras, Dudley escaped by simply walking away.
“The details of how and why he walked away, we’re
pulling up camera footage right now,” said Jeffery Fewell,
Jail Administrator for the Wyandotte County Jail.
“We’re taking statements from the Larned State Hospital
personnel and figuring that out right now.”
If you ask Meister, he believes Dudley’s ability to charm
those around him led to privileges he should not have.
Authorities say Dudley should be considered extremely dangerous.
If you have seen him, call 911 or the Wyandotte County
Sheriff’s Office at (913) 573-2830