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Convicted Sex Offender From Las Vegas Dies In Nevada Prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Prison officials in Nevada say a 48-year-old convicted sex offender who was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole in a child sex case has died behind bars.

The state Department of Corrections said Monday that Todd Avery Stickney died Saturday in a prison medical facility at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

A cause of death wasn't immediately disclosed. Prison officials say the Carson City sheriff and coroner will conduct an autopsy.

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Records show that Stickney pleaded guilty in January 2008 in Las Vegas to sexual assault of a victim under 16 years of age.

His lawyer at the time said Monday he no longer represented Stickney.