RIVERSIDE – An autopsy was pending today on an accused child molester found dead in his cell at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
Larry Michael Rivers, 46, was found unconscious in his jail cell Friday morning. Emergency personnel attempted to revive him without success, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jerry Gutierrez.
He said initial indications are Rivers took his own life. But the official cause of death has not been confirmed.
Rivers was booked into the detention facility on Oct. 31 after a judge increased his bail to $1 million.
In September, the District Attorney’s Office filed a complaint against the defendant alleging lewd and lascivious acts on a child. An amended complaint was filed a month later, adding multiple sex-related charges involving several children, all of them related, according to court records.