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September 21, 2014

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Sex offender dies at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

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Russell Gates

A prisoner from Clark County, serving multiple terms for sex offenses against minors, died Monday at the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Russell Gates died Monday of a chronic medical condition at age 69. He had been in prison since April 8, 2010, state Department of Corrections officials said.

Officials said Tuesday that Gates was serving consecutive terms of 20 years to life for two counts of sexual assault of a person under age 14; concurrent sentences of 10 years to life for seven counts of lewdness with a minor and a consecutive term of 10 years to life for lewdness with a minor.

An autopsy will be conducted.

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