The man accused of illegally practicing medicine out of his home has killed himself at the Clark County Detention Center.
Rick Van Thiel took his life by hanging himself, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also confirms the death which happened Friday night.
Authorities say Van Thiel practiced unlicensed medicine at his Las Vegas home as well as ran an escort service and other shady business transactions.
Police arrested Van Thiel in September of 2015. Van Thiel’s was set to face trial in January 2018. He faced 30 charges including practicing medicine without a license and sexual assault.