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Report: Convicted SC child molester was mutilated

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) A report shows the word "pervert" was written on the forehead of a convicted child molester whose mutilated body was found near a shower in a South Carolina prison.

The State newspaper reported Saturday that the mutilation of 49-year-old Ricky Cooper included pens and safety pins stuck in his eyes, ears and nose, and swastikas carved and written on his face.

The newspaper obtained the report after state corrections officials declined to describe the Nov. 26 crime. The report said prison officials checked on Cooper after receiving an anonymous call. It doesn't say whether the mutilation occurred before or after he was strangled with string.

Cooper began serving a 20-year sentence in 2009.

His 32-year-old cellmate John New is charged with murder. He is serving a life sentence.


 

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