Sex offender arrested for raping child for years, police say

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.

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.