Sex offender arrested for raping child for years, police say

Sex offender arrested for raping child for years, police say
James Malone is charged with Aggravated rape, according to the Memphis police. (SCSO)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A registered sex offender is behind bars after a child told police he raped her multiple times, police said.

MPD said the 8-year-old victim told police she was raped by James Malone, 60.

The assaults started when she was five. Malone and the victim knew each other, police said.

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FOX13 obtained a second arrest affidavit for Malone which said he violated the rules of the sex offender registry by living too close to a school.

Malone was convicted for aggravated rape in 1995 and aggravated sexual battery in 1994, court records said.