LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Police say a 35-year-old Las Vegas ex-convict met the mother of a dead 2-year-old child he is suspected of killing on a dating site.
In addition to dating sites, Cory Terrell Simmons, formerly of Illinois, can also be found on a registered sex offender website.
According to the page detailing his record, Simmons was convicted of criminal sexual abuse using force for a crime that took place in Alexander, Il.
His victim was allegedly 18 years of age at the time of the 2008 incident, and he was 31.
Just four years later, Simmons was booked on suspicion of murder by child abuse after Orlando Morris died Thursday. Simmons is set for a Wednesday court hearing.
According to KTNV-TV, Simmons moved in with Orlando’s mother last month. The report adds that she left him alone with the child to go to work.
A police report released Tuesday says Simmons told authorities he gave the boy chocolate milk and candy, then pressed down on his throat to get him to stop crying.
A doctor says he noticed bleeding from the child’s rectal area but couldn’t immediately determine a cause of death.
Police say they also found a sex toy in the boy’s crib.
Simmons repeatedly asked for the death penalty before he was arrested.
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