Department of Corrections insists search for convicted rapist is ‘active & intense’

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Skaneateles, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says the search is still on for convicted rapist Christopher Block.

In a statement to NewsChannel 9 Thursday night, a spokesperson for NYSDOCCS said:

“The search is active, ongoing and intense. It is comprised of multiple law enforcement agencies working together around the clock to find this individual.”

Local law-enforcement agencies tell NewsChannel 9 they are out of the loop on the alleged search.

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck posted on Facebook saying:

“It appears Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway and I share the same frustration. Not only should our local law enforcement agencies have been, and continue to be updated and kept in the loop of this ongoing investigation, the public should have been notified about this dangerous fugitive’s status much earlier. This is inexcusable.”

Sheriff Conway told NewsChannel 9 he mirrored the statements by Sheriff Schenck and added, “The focus now is to find this fugitive and get him in custody so that the community can feel safe.”

The Skaneateles Police Department told NewsChannel 9 there was no active search as of 8 p.m. Thursday.

Christopher Block, 61, remains on the loose after cutting his monitoring ankle bracelet Wednesday night.

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