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Suspected Rapist Says He Was Released From Hospital

New information in the case of a man suspected of rape, now back in jail.

William Burdine was caught Thursday in Lexington after police say he escaped earlier this week.

Burdine's version of leaving the hospital in Lexington is different from that of police. Burdine claims he was released from the hospital.

In a jail house interview, Burdine says he did not escape custody. He says his hand cuffs were taken off and he was told to go home. Burdine says he just walked out of the hospital and down the street.

"I was confused. I was just in my boxers. I thought it was a blessing from God. I run into a lady, she stops and picks me up. It just wonderful God made plans for me," Burdine said.

Burdine says he told the woman about his past, including the fact that he was accused of raping a woman at a rest stop off Interstate 75 in Whitley County in 2004.

Burdine is still waiting to go to trail for the rape charge while serving time for drinking and driving. Now he faces charges of escape.


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