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Man is Arrested on Suspicion of Child Rape

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A 30-year-old man is in jail after police suspected he was having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. 

Kennewick Police Officers said the teenage girl was a run away.  As they investigated the case, they got a tip Raul Ortiz Ramirez was with her.  The two were allegedly having a romantic consensual relationship, however, the age difference between the two is illegal.

Ramirez was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of rape of a child.

Police stress the importance of reporting children missing even if they are a runaway.  They say it will help protect your children when they are away from home.