Authorities are searching for a dangerous convicted sex offender who escaped Monday at the Wyandotte County Courthouse.
Neighbors are nervous knowing George Dudley, a dangerous convicted sex offender, is on the loose.
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A convicted sex offender escaped Monday morning at the Wyandotte
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Authorities say 62-year-old
George Dudley was at the courthouse with
personnel from Larned State Hospital for a hearing around 10:15
a.m. when he escaped.
Dudley was not in handcuffs in the courtroom because he was no
longer treated as a criminal, but treated as a patient at Larned
Officials say two hospital staff members left him alone briefly.
When one went to the hospital’s van and the other went to the
bathroom, Dudley walked out of the courthouse, past security.
Dudley is described as a white male wearing a light-colored polo
His original sentence had ended in 2006, but he was deemed too
dangerous to be released and has been confined to Larned ever
Dudley is considered extremely dangerous. Officers are warning
the public to stay away from him if they see him.
Neighbors near the courthouse where Dudley escaped are
"I'm going to be extra cautious and make sure my family is
protected so nothing happens to them," KCK resident Karen Phillips
Greg Scott also lives in Kansas City, Kansas.
"I'm very concerned for my wife and for other young ladies
because they are at risk," Scott said.
Scott and Phillips were both stunned and disappointed that a
convicted sex-offender was not well-guarded.
Dudley's cousin Robert Meister spoke to NBC Action
News Reporter Larry Seward about Dudley. He believes
Dudley charmed his way into unwarranted privileges.
If you have seen Dudley, or know where he might be, you’re
urged to call 911 or the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office at