Inmate dead following charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

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PHOENIX - An inmate who was facing up to 10 criminal charges is dead.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Dept. reports the inmate was being held at Towers Jail and had been charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after being booked on Jan. 29.

Deputies tell 3TV his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

His identity has not yet been released.