Pedophile, 33, serving a life sentence for molesting nine boys is killed in jail during fight with a fellow inmate
- Convicted pedophile serving a life sentence was killed behind bars in Georgia
- Cesar Pastrana, 33, died in fight with inmate at Hancock State Prison in Sparta
- In 2012, he was arrested for molesting several children in his home the year prior
- In court, he eventually pleaded guilty to sodomy and child molestation
Cesar Pastrana, 33, was killed during a fight with another inmate earlier this week, according to authorities in Georgia
Cesar Pastrana, 33, was killed during a fight with another inmate in Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Georgia, last Friday, eight years into his life sentence for multiple counts of child sex abuse.
A Georgia Department of Corrections spokesman said Pastrana’s death was being investigated as a homicide, but refused to say how he was killed, whether it was connected to his crime, or name the man suspected of killing the pervert.
‘Agents have reason to believe offender Cesar Pastrana died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on March 13,’ GDC said in a statement.
‘Medical personnel responded and life saving measures were performed.
‘He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 12:15pm by a hospital physician.’
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Pastrana was first arrested in February 2012, days after a weekend-long ‘lock-in’ event sponsored by the city’s NorthStar Church, where he worked as a volunteer.
Pastrana was sentenced to life in prison at Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Georgia (seen above). He admitted in court to molesting several boys in 2011
Another adult at that event was told about claims Pastrana had molested minors at an event held at his home in 2011.
One of the youngster suffered a physical injury as a result of the abuse he endured.
Pastrana initially denied the claims against him, and was axed from his role by the church.
He later admitted his crimes including child molestation and sodomy in court.
Two of the nine children he targeted were relatives.
Pastrana had previously been dismissed from a teaching assistant job at a school after inappropriate conduct towards a student.
He passed a background check before starting work at NorthStar.