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Convicted killer, on parole in Niagara County, now charged with rape of minor

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 14:40:40-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Niagara Falls man, released from prison on parole in Fall 2019, has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape, sexual abuse in the second degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Kyle Cummings, 33, was paroled after serving 16 years in prison for his role in the murder of a classmate, 16-year-old Jennifer Bolender, in 2002. Cummings' original sentence six years to life in prison.

The Niagara County District Attorney's Office says on Wednesday, Cummings was arraigned in Niagara Falls City Court, represented by a public defender. A judge set his bail at $25,000 cash.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office app, where the public can access mugshots and charges of inmates currently in custody, the victim in Cummings' case is under 15 years old.

Cummings will appear in court next on July 10.