A Laramie native who was serving consecutive prison terms for taking indecent liberties with a child and drug possession has died, the Wyoming Department of Corrections announced Tuesday.

Department spokesman Mark Horan said Lorenzo S. Montez, 53, died of a long-term illness Tuesday at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.

An autopsy has been ordered in accordance with departmental policy.

Montez was sentenced to prison in 2007 by then-District Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell of Albany County. Montez received three consecutive sentences: eight to 10 years on each of two counts of immodest, immoral or indecent liberties with a child and two to five years for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Montez was previously convicted in January 1998 of second-degree sexual assault. Beginning in February 2004, he was required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

Horan did not identify the illness of which Montez died.

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