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NC man facing sex charges hangs himself in jail

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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:56 pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say a North Carolina man in the jail awaiting trial on child-sex charges has hanged himself with a sheet.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that 36-year-old Michael Todd Aidt was found dead Saturday in the Buncombe County jail.

Lt. Ross Dillingham told the newspaper that detention officers tried to revived Aidt when he was found, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Aidt had been in jail since December following an armed standoff with deputies at a mobile home.

His charges included rape of a child younger than 13 and statutory rape of a child younger than 16. His bail was set at $500,000.

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