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.