Escaped sex offender back in custody

A sex offender who escaped from the sexual predator treatment program at the Larned State Hospital was arrested Saturday night in Rush County.

Bruce Franklin Burns, 41, who was convicted of aggravated criminal sodomy of a child and aggravated indecent liberties with a child, escaped from the hospital Wednesday.

Authorities said he was arrested Saturday night at a home in LaCrosse, which is about 35 miles north of Larned.