Inmate Kills Convicted Child Molester At Wasco State Prison

Courtesy: Megan's Law

A convicted child molester housed at Wasco State Prison was beaten to death by another inmate over the weekend, according to authorities. 

Agustin Duran, 66, arrived at the prison located just north of Bakersfield on July 2.

On Saturday night, 19-year-old Andres Ayon began hitting Duran in the face and chest using his fists.

The assault was broken up by guards using a pepper spray grenade and Duran was airlifted to a hospital. 

He died Sunday evening.

Duran had just begun serving a life sentence for committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14.

Ayon was treated for minor injuries. He arrived at the prison in June and was serving a six year sentence for robbery using a deadly weapon.

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