A convicted rapist who escaped from the
Ness County jail last Friday is back in custody.
Officers arrested 37-year-old Benito Cardenas Jr. in western
Kansas on Sunday.
Officers from four agencies
helped arrest Cardenas after a standoff at a house just south of
Ogallah Sunday evening. He surrendered peacefully after a standoff
at the home.
Cardenas was convicted last week of rape and aggravated criminal
sodomy under Jessica's Law because his victim was under the age of
14. Because of that provision, he could be sentenced to life in