UPDATE: Escapee captured after walking away from minimum security housing

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Cameron Austin Neil
Cameron Austin Neil

CONCORD, NH – UPDATE 9 a.m.: A convicted rapist who walked away from a minimum security housing facility in Concord Friday is in custody again. Jeff Lyons of the NH Department of Corrections said Cameron Austin Neil is back at the state prison for men as of 3:30 a.m. on Saturday.

No other details were released.

However, at 9 a.m. Saturday the Department of corrections reported a second inmate, Christy Blondeau, had walked away from a minimum security housing unit in Concord. Click here for details.

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12:30 a.m. May 23, 2015: A minimum security inmate convicted in 2005 of two counts of rape is missing from the North End Transitional Housing Unit in Concord. At 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, Cameron Austin Neil, 37, of Concord, New Hampshire left to go to work and he failed to return at his scheduled time of 7:30 p.m.  He was placed on escape status at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Neil is described as a white male with brown hair and green eyes, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 145 pounds.  He has multiple tattoos on his legs, arms, calf, abdomen, face, back, and chest.

He was sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to 5 to 15 years for two counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on November 15, 2005 and was eligible for parole on January 29, 2010. To date he had not been approved for parole. His maximum release date is January 27, 2020. He has been at the North End Transitional Housing Unit since March 31, 2015.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Prison for Men at 603-271-1801.

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