Former Mountie found dead in cell while serving time for sexually assaulting boy
AGASSIZ, B.C. — A former Mountie who was infected with HIV when he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy has died in a British Columbian prison.
Warren Allen, 54, was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday at Mountain Institution in Agassiz, B.C., where he was serving three years and three months for sexual assault and distribution of child pornography.
A news release said correctional officers immediately performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead in hospital in Chilliwack, B.C.
The Correctional Service of Canada has not released a cause of death, but noted police and the coroners service have been notified.
Allen, who was an RCMP officer 30 years ago, was targeted by Toronto police in an undercover operation after the force received a tip from the FBI.
Allen began serving his sentence Jan. 20, 2012.