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Jurors deliberate case of ex-con accused of sex assault

November 5, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in the case of an ex-convict charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl while on parole for murder.

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington reports jurors were unable to reach a verdict Friday and will return to court Monday. The trial started Wednesday for 37-year-old Granville Ray McCloud, who’s in custody on charges including incest and sexual assault.

The girl told authorities McCloud started assaulting her while paroled after serving 15 years for the 1998 murder of 80-year-old Juanita Tia Loretta Hughes.

McCloud testified on his own behalf Friday and asked why the teenager hadn’t told police about a heart-shaped tattoo on his penis.

The girl’s mother and McCloud’s ex-girlfriend told the court she didn’t notice the tattoo when they dated.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com

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