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Convicted rapist fails to report to jail

A man who pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old girl is at large after failing to report to jail.

An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 12, a day after Anthony Thompson, 40, of Lexington failed to check in to the Fayette County Detention Center at his scheduled time.

Judge James Ishmael ordered Thompson to be held at the detention center from Jan. 11 until his sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 5.

On May 5, 2008, Thompson was arrested for raping a 15-year-old acquaintance after giving her beer and wine coolers, police records show. He pleaded guilty to the charges Dec. 11, 2009.