“Staff placed Ayon in handcuffs and escorted him to a temporary holding cell.”
Duran was taken to a triage area for treatment and was airlifted to an outside hospital about an hour after the attack, the news release said. He died there the following afternoon.
Ayon was treated for minor injuries in the prison’s infirmary before being placed in the Administrative Segregation Unit. Duran’s slaying is being investigated as a homicide, officials said.
Ayon, who was booked into Wasco June 22 from Kern County, is serving a six-year sentence for second-degree robbery and use of a deadly weapon, the news release said. Kern County District Attorney's Office investigators are assisting in the probe of Duran's death.
The case that put Duran at Wasco was apparently not his first involving sexual molestation of a child. California's Megan's Law website, which tracks registered sex offenders, lists him as a registered offender since at least 2013.
Duran was previously convicted of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old and annoying or molesting a child with a prior conviction for a specified sexual offense, according to the website. Details of his previous cases were not included in the information.