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Convicted rapist, kidnapper who hid on Skaneateles golf course for two days in 2019 is released from prison

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Christopher Block, who was convicted of kidnapping and raping two women in Syracuse in 1984, has been released from prison after serving time for multiple parole violations, according to the New York State VINE Service.

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After initially serving a 34-year sentence, Block was first released on parole in May 2017. He was arrested for parole violations in July 2019, which included cutting off his ankle monitor and evading police by hiding on a Skaneateles golf course for two days.

Block’s parole journey has been marked by a series of releases and imprisonments. He was sent back to prison in November 2017 and again in August 2022, the latter time for violations such as drug use, failure to maintain his GPS bracelet, and harassment. After serving an additional year in jail for these violations, Block has once again been released.