Convicted Child Molester Beaten To Death During First Week In Prison

A convicted child molester was beaten to death only six days after he arrived at Wasco State Prison.

Wasco, CA – A convicted child molester only lasted six days in prison before he was beaten to death by another inmate.

Agustin Duran, 66, entered the Wasco State Prison on July 2, after being sentenced in Los Angeles County to 55 years in prison with the possibility of parole for the offense of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a news release.

On July 7, Duran was in a prison dayroom at approximately 7:20 p.m., when another inmate, 19-year-old Andres Ayon, attacked him by hitting him in the torso and face with his fists.

Prison officials sounded an alarm and all of the inmates dropped to the ground, with the exception of Ayon, who continued to viciously beat the convicted sex offender.

Prison staff deployed a “pepper spray grenade” to break up the attack, at which point Ayon laid down in a “prone position,” according to the news release.

He was handcuffed and escorted to a temporary holding cell, while corrections officers rushed Duran out of the dayroom on a gurney.

Duran was transported to a local hospital by air ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries at 4:48 p.m. on July 8.

Ayon was treated at the prison for minor injuries and has been placed into segregation while the incident was being investigated.

The news release said that Ayon entered the Wasco State Prison on June 22, after being sentenced to six years for use of a deadly weapon and second-degree robbery in Kern County.

Wasco State Prison’s primary function is to classify and evaluate new inmates for the most appropriate long-term placement in other penal facilities, the news release read.

The facility employs about 1,500 people and houses approximately 4,900 inmates.

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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I hope they are enjoying hell!!!

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Sorry but that is one rule in Prison that I think is GREAT!!! They don't play with baby rapers and he got just what he deserved!!!!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Justice, jail house style.

blueriverrose
blueriverrose

I wonder if Ayon was molested as a child? that would explain his hatred... Oh well, wrap the body in one of those new rainbow flags I read about and dump it in a hole somewhere... enough said

CJSpencer
CJSpencer

I'm tempted to send some cash to Ayon's commissary account in appreciation for his community service.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether the prison will be sued for allowing this to happen.

lmr111702
lmr111702

You molest an innocent, and since God don't like ugly, you get what's coming to you.

BruthaV
BruthaV

Proof that there is honor among criminals. This form of vigilante justice will increase with the ineptitude, and leniency, of our criminal justice system.

Sarah batEzequiel
Sarah batEzequiel

The best to Mr Ayon

Marxest
Marxest

I do hope some leniency is shown to Mr Ayon.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Sounds like a win, win. One less child molester and a violent criminal will spend the rest of his life in prison.

JBo
JBo

I wonder whether stricter federal fist control laws could have prevented this tragedy

61mouse
61mouse

Why waste an air ambulance on this POS

Omakaren
Omakaren

Poetic justice

Memaw187
Memaw187

...and they all lived happily ever after

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Hey Burgers no guns in prison, I wonder if stricter gun control would have prevented this man's death by fists?

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Burgers you wondering whether the prison will be sued for allowing this to happen is akin to wondering if the dentist should be sued for your rotten mouth.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

No, prisons have a duty to keep all inmates safe -- even the ones who did really bad things.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Have you ever been to a prison? Either as an inmate or correctional officer? They're pretty under staffed. Its like a fisherman being in charge of all of the oceans.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

If we can't afford to keep inmates safe in prison then we need to put fewer people in prison. Personally, I think we can afford it, and I think the prison probably ignored a foreseeable risk and may be legally liable for what happened.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Perhaps you are correct, maybe there is a way to put fewer people in prison for a few of the more minor crimes, but not child molesters. But how do you prevent a child molester from being beating to death by someone's bare hands? (no guns in prison, almost perfect gun control there by the way) There is no way to isolate every piece of trash like him that gets just what he deserves. Not without building an even larger prison and hiring even more guards. Sometimes people get what they deserve. Its generally understood that most people hate child molesters, especially bad asses in prison who may have kids of their own. With this in mind - you choose to go around molesting innocent children, you take your chances in prison when you get caught. Pretty much anyone committing crimes again innocent kids is gonna catch a beating in prison as a result. Its pretty difficult to warehouse a large group of people, whom happen to be criminals, and make them all get along. The child molester would likely have been killed as a free man - probably even more so. I would venture to say that its highly unlikely any prison be held liable for some inmate beating another one to death. Now if you tell me a prison had some lax search policies that led to an incoming prisoner sneaking in a weapon, or in some cases a guard paid of to look the other way, you might have something.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I think the prison either ignored a high risk here, or, maybe even took actions to create the risk. I don't think prisons should be responsible for all attacks, but this one seemed pretty foreseeable.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Well, prisons have lots of cameras for just this reason. So, there may be evidence. Also, if they know ahead time that he will be beaten (as your comments seem to suggest one would know) then they need to make sure other prisoners don't have access.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Well, lets play the prisons' attorney, how can anyone read someone's mind and know who they're going to beat? Everyone in prison should be considered dangerous, else why have them in prison? They're criminals. Maybe the states can spend a few hundred billion dollars of money they don't have, but will gladly tax you for giant single person cell prisons where everyone gets separated from everyone else, and it is hand delivered fresh food, and have their own showers and day rooms and toilets, and work out rooms, and libraries, no one ever encounters another living soul other than prison guards. THEN someone will want to sue for psychological damage for being held in isolation.

If I stick my dick in your wife, and you beat the shit outta me I kinda should had that coming to me don't you think? I wouldn't sue you if I did.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I get your argument. Some attacks in prison will always happen, so you argue that prisons have no duty to protect and can never breach a duty to protect. Not a good argument, and I shouldn't have to explain why.

not
not

Get real. the 66 year old child molester had to say or do something to set off the 19-year-old Andres Ayon. Wanna bet he said or did something to imply he was going to sexually harm the 19-year-old Andres Ayon? Plausible reason for the 19 year old YOUNG man to go ballistic and beat the child predator in prison! Not like the now dead child molester had access to other young kids. Makes sense to me! On the bright side, tax payers won't be footing the bill for the child molester for years and now the dead child predator victims have TRUE JUSTICE served! High five to likely his next intended target victim 19-year-old Andres Ayon for not being a victim, even prison! I would pardon r-old Andres Ayon for not being a victim, even prison! Give 19 year old Andres Ayon a PARDON!

ColoradoLEO
ColoradoLEO

You abuse kids and general population finds out, that's all the "reason" they need. Good riddance.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@ColoradoLEO: if that is what the people running the prison thought then they will probably have to pay up. What you say is not consistent with the way prisons are supposed to be run in this country.

ColoradoLEO
ColoradoLEO

There are ways prisons are supposed to be run, then there are ways prisons are really run. They are not usually not the same thing. Why? Human nature. When you put a chomo in with a drug dealer who hates pedophiles and has the opportunity to act on that hatred, they generally will. It builds cred inside. Prisons are one of the most corrupt places on earth, and the US has some of the "best." Google "Black Dolphin" on Youtube and you'll see a lot worse. If you think the people running the prison will pay up, you're naive. No one cares about pedophiles. They have all the procedures and policies in place, and even when they're followed to the letter, this still happens. If the guy didn't want to end up dead he wouldn't have molested children.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

It would be interesting if the prison got sued and put that explanation in its legal brief.

NH.Corr
NH.Corr

25yrs working behind the walls i can tell you if they want to get you they will regardless of how they are classed. People that harm women and children get hurt in prison that's how prison in THIS country works!!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Would also be interesting if NH.Corr worked at the prison in this story and the victim's family's lawyer took NH.Corr's deposition. Ka-ching!

Yell2017
Yell2017

Good

iAmerican
iAmerican

Less trouble on God-fearing Americans descended of our Black&Celt Founders and those who join to Our Holy Nation as true Patriots - God's no pedo no homo "righteous remnant of the House of Israel," cousins by Sheba as foretold - if we simply "excised" the satanic ruling false-elite faction treasonously attacking our anointed POTUS: the Christ-killing, incesting, child-sodomizing Beast of Gog&Babylon creating all LGBTQ/pedos long attacking us per Ezekiel 38:11 we founded the Bible's actual prophesied "Zion" to escape...they who are yet to hang for killing JFK&MLK to make us papal catspaw in Rome's Vietnam slave plantation six weeks after JFK ordered us out with 120 dead.