|Boynton-area man serving time for 2013 child rape dies in prison|
|By palmbeachpost.com- Olivia Hitchcock|
OKEECHOBEE — A man sentenced to six years in prison for raping a child near Boca Raton died last month in the Okeechobee Correctional Institute, Florida Department of Corrections records show.
Leroy Harris Jr., 32, died Aug. 8 while in a medium-security lockup, according to state records. Authorities are investigating the cause of his death.
Last year, Harris pleaded guilty to lewd or lascivious battery in the 2013 sexual battery of a 12-year-old. As part of the plea agreement, he would serve six years in prison and register as a sex offender when released.
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