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A former Utah psychiatrist who fled the United States after being convicted for possession of child pornography was found dead Saturday in his jail cell in the Dominican Republic. The FBI said Bruce Guernsey is believed to have committed suicide.
Guernsey pleaded guilty in Utah to one court of possession of child pornography in March. The last time he was seen in the state was in April after he filed paperwork to surrender his license to practice psychiatry. After failing to check in under his court ordered supervised pretrial release, a new arrest warrant was issued.
Guernsey was found Friday at a hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republican National Police are investigating Guernsey's death.
- The Associated Press