State prison inmate dies following illness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Authorities say a state prison inmate has died.

According to the Department of Corrections, 72-year-old Frank Pecoraro passed away Dec. 1 in a comfort care setting at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls following an illness.

Pecoraro was sentenced in 2004 to multiple, consecutive 2-year sentences out of Lincoln County for possession of child pornography, according to the DOC.

An autopsy will be conducted.