Convicted pimp dies after found unresponsive in prison north of Las Vegas

A convicted pimp serving a life sentence without parole for kidnapping has died after he was found unresponsive in his cell at High Desert State Prison last week.

31-year-old Robert Sharpe III was sentenced in Las Vegas last May for charges related to sex trafficking, battery and kidnapping.

The Nevada Department of Corrections reported that on May 18 Sharpe was found unresponsive in his cell at High Desert State Prison. Medical staff on scene assessed his condition and he was transported by ambulance to Valley Hospital where he died on May 20.

Prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast says there's no indication of foul play.
  
A jury found Sharpe guilty last March of abducting a teenage girl and forcing her into prostitution with threats to harm her family and what a judge called torment and slavery.
  
Sharpe was arrested in September 2014 after the girl was left near a hospital with broken bones, bruises and wounds on her body.

In addition to the kidnapping with substantial bodily harm life sentence, Sharpe was also sentenced to 3 to 8 years for sex trafficking, 1 1/2 to 4 years for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, 4 to 7 years for battery with a deadly weapon, 2 to 7 years for battery with a deadly weapon, 2 to 5 years for conspiracy to commit kidnapping, 2 to 5 years for use of deadly weapon enhancement, 2 to 5 years for mayhem, 1 1/2 to 4 years for living from the earnings of a prostitute, 1 1/2 to 4 years months conspiracy to prevent/dissuade witness from reporting crime of commencing prosecution and 7 to 18 years for involuntary servitude with substantial bodily harm. 

The Clark County coroner's office will determine his cause of death.

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