Here is a bureaucratic screw up of monumental proportions. The Maryland Department of Corrections accidentally released 27-year-old John Henri Palmont. Corrections officers went to the Prince George’s Hospital Center yesterday to release another inmate, and accidentally released Palmont by mistake.
Palmont was convicted of sexually assaulting a 9 year old girl. If anyone has seen or know Palmont’s where abouts please call the Prince Georges County Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908.
The search continues for a man suspected of sexual assault who was mistakenly released from custody in Prince George’s County on Friday.
Police say that 27-year-old John Henri Palmont was being treated at Prince George’s Hospital Center for injuries he suffered when he jumped from a window trying to escape arrest on Thursday.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Vicki Duncan says Palmont was mistakenly freed when a corrections officer went to the hospital to release another inmate. She says an investigation is underway.
Palmont is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in the Capitol Heights area. (WMDT)
Police are still searching for John Henri Palmont suspected of raping a 9 year old girl. Just what we needed back on the streets.
Police believe that on August 3, Palmont sexually assaulted a nine year old girl living on the same street. According to the victim, Palmont knocked on her door at around 1:30 in the afternoon. He asked her if he could use her telephone and she let him in. Once he was in the residence, the victim says he displayed a handgun and sexually assaulted her.