A Coventry Township man serving a state prison sentence for child pornography has died.

Craig J. Provence, 69, died Monday while at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, the Marion County Coroner’s Office said.

An autopsy had not yet been conducted and the death remains under investigation, an investigator said.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction couldn’t immediately comment on his death.

Provence was arrested in September 2016 after the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force determined he had downloaded images of child porn.

He pleaded guilty in March 2017 to second-degree pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and was sentenced to three years in prison. He also was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Provence requested an early judicial release in December, but the request was denied.