KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Kennewick Police Department arrested a 23-year-old man on February 15 on suspicion of first-degree child rape, according to a press release from Sergeant Joe Santoy. KPD has reportedly been investigating the child rape allegations since it was reported on January 27, 2023.
In January, a middle school girl told officers about sexual abuse that had happened years before by a man she knew. KPD investigation resulted in probable cause for the 23-year-old’s arrest, according to Santoy.
The man was found February 15 around the 2500 block of W Entiat Ave, according to the press release. He was arrested “without incident” and booked into the Benton County Jail.
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