Convicted child rapist dies in prison

A LaFollette man convicted of raping a 7-year-old has died in prison.

According to jail officials in Clifton, Tennessee, a prison guard found Jeffery Sills face down in his cell.

Medical staff tried to revive Sills but could not. Doctors pronounced him dead at the hospital just before 7 Friday morning.

In October 2012, investigators say Sills raped a 7-year-old and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old.

Prison investigators have not said what may have killed him.


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