An inmate housed at the South Central Correctional Center at Licking died Sunday, April 7, at a Columbia hospital.

An inmate assigned to a state prison at Licking died Sunday night in a Columbia hospital.

Donald Whittington, 72, was serving a 15-year sentence on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of first-degree statutory sodomy from Newton and Barry counties. He had been in prison since October 2015.

Officials said he died of apparent natural causes. 

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