Murderer Behind Bars Again After Sexual Relationship

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A convicted murderer is behind bars again after a reported yearlong sexual relationship with an underage family member.

34-year-old Granville Ray McCloud was arrested and charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual assault, 10 counts of sexual abuse by a person of trust and 10 counts of incest on Dec. 18.

West Virginia State Police Troopers are quoted in criminal complaints from the Cabell County Magistrate Court saying the teenage victim said the sexual encounters began in November 2014. She also reportedly told troopers the encounters were not forced.

McCloud was convicted of first-degree murder in 2000 for the 1998 slaying of 80-year-old Juanita Tia Loretta Hughes. McCloud was sentenced to life in prison with mercy, serving the minimum of 15 years before being paroled.