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Jacksonville police say inmate accused of child sex abuse dies in hospital

A man awaiting trial on a charge of possessing sexually explicit photographs/acts of a child died at a hospital while in police custody, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning.

Scott Allan Stormes, 66, “reportedly suffered from several chronic health issues,” according to a JSO news release.

JSO said Stormes was originally arrested in October 2022. Before his death Monday night, he was admitted to the hospital in June.

Stormes was taken to the hospital several times “for medical attention” while in custody, JSO said.

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Police investigating Stormes’ background said they had “no record of any use of force or physical incidents involving other prisoners”.

JSO said it is awaiting the final report from the Medical Examiner’s Office regarding Stormes’ cause of death.

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