Convicted child rapist who cut off ankle monitor caught

Convicted child rapist Eric Eugene Hartwell, 51, is back in custody week after officials say he cut his ankle monitor off and left a Colorado halfway house.

(CNN) -- Fugitive Colorado sex offender, Eric Hartwell, who apparently cut off his ankle monitor and left a group home, has been apprehended in Norfolk, Virginia, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

A fugitive warrant was requested minutes after Hartwell, 51, walked away from "Independence House" in Denver a week ago.

Hartwell was convicted of raping a child in 1991 and attempted indecent liberties in 1996, according to the Colorado sex offender registry.