(Omaha, NE) -- A Douglas County inmate dies at a local hospital.
The Douglas County Department of Corrections says around 2:45 Tuesday afternoon, 42 year old Jason Porter was found unresponsive in his cell. In a statement, DCC Director Mike Myers said, "Lifesaving care was immediately initiated by Douglas County Department of Corrections staff and continued by Omaha Fire Department personnel who transported Mr. Porter to a local hospital." DCC says Porter died on Thursday.
Porter was booked into jail on August 25, 2021, charged with seven counts of sexual assault on a child and one count of child abuse. "The Department of Corrections extends our sincere condolences to Mr. Porter's family and loved ones," Myers said.
A grand jury investigation will be conducted into Porters death, as required by state law.