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Man Faces Rape Charges for Sexual Contact with Teenager

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A young man faces charges for child rape after police say he had sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl from Kennewick. 

Kennewick Police say 23-year-old Joshua Higgins met the girl over the internet while he was living in New Jersey. Officers say during their communications they sent each other sexually explicit images of themselves. 

Police say Higgins moved to Kennewick, and then had sexual contact with the girl multiple times.

Officers arrested him on Thursday and booked him into the Benton County Jail. He faces charges of third degree child rape and possession of child pornography.

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