AP: 2 Larned State Hospital workers charged in offender’s escape

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LARNED, Kan. — Two employees at Larned State Hospital are charged with helping a convicted sexual offender escape last summer.

The two female employees, 50-year-old Rachel Rena Perez, of Larned, and 45-year-old Liliana Guadalupe Houser, of Garden City, made their first court appearances Tuesday. They each face more than a dozen charges related to the escape of John Freeman Colt in June. Colt was recaptured in Utah in September.

Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said in a release the charges against Perez and Houser include having unlawful sexual relations with a patient and trafficking in contraband.

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