IOWA CITY — A prison inmate from Mahaska County has died, the Iowa Department of Corrections said Wednesday.

Robert William Sirvoy, 64, was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He had been serving a prison sentence following his 2006 conviction on three counts of sexual abuse charges.

A statement from the Iowa Department of Corrections said Sirvoy’s death was “likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting medical conditions.”

He had been serving his prison sentence at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, but had been transferred to the hospital in Iowa City because of his declining health.

Sirvoy was a sexual predator, serving a 150-year prison sentence handed down to him in October 2006. Sirvoy received an enhanced sentence because he was convicted of other sexual crimes in Polk County in 1982 and in Johnson County in 1991.

His expected discharge date had been in December 2132.

Kyle Ocker is the group editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at kocker@oskyherald.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the first vice president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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