A man who escaped from a state prison in Jackson 20 years ago is back behind bars in Kansas.
Forty-seven-year-old Willis Taylor III was arrested on charges of fraud and identity theft. Once behind bars on those charges, authorities discovered he was also a convicted rapist who had escaped 1982. At that time he had served four years of an 8-20 year sentence for aggravated rape.
Taylor is now accused of using the name and Social security number of an Albuquerque, New Mexico man. His true identity surfaced when the FBI matched his fingerprints in the bureau's Washington database.
Police in Kansas are investigating the possibility that Taylor has been posing as a nurse since his escape. Authorities say there isn't any evidence that he ever had any nursing training.
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