ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting his child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.

Undersheriff Charles Heit said 30-year-old Adam Hudson, from Stevensville, was released from jail on July 23. The man was back in custody after a search Monday.

“It was our error so we take full responsibility,” Heit told the Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph.

Hudson pleaded guilty on July 17 to second-degree criminal sexual assault. He was ordered held without bond pending sentencing on Aug. 11.

Sheriff Paul Bailey said the release occurred because of a misunderstanding over two files with different case numbers for the man.

Bailey said the victim’s family called his office on Sunday to report that he was out of jail.

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