WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man who was convicted in a 1984 murder is suspected of raping an 8-year-old girl he was babysitting.

KAKE-TV reports 56-year-old Clifford Cox is being held on $250,000 bond after being arrested Monday.

Officer Charley Davidson said a parent reported his 8-year-old daughter was possibly assaulted by Cox on several occasions in the last few years.

He says the alleged assaults occurred while Cox was caring for his children and the girl's siblings. He says Cox and the girl's parents were acquaintances.

Cox was released from prison in 2006 after serving time for the May 1984 murder of 22-year-old Cathryn Lynne Hutchins Kessinger in Winfield.

Testimony indicated Cox killed Hutchins after receiving $1,000 from her husband, who also was convicted in the murder.


Information from: KAKE-TV.