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Arrest Made in Sunnyside Kidnapping Case of a 10-Year-Old Girl

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - Sunnyside police now have a suspect in custody for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

A 911 call was received Saturday morning when someone spotted the suspect on the Yakima Valley Highway where he was followed into the Fiesta Foods parking lot.

The suspect, Rafael Pantoja, allegedly admitted to police that he assaulted the young girl on Tuesday.  He is being charged with kidnapping and luring.

The incident had been captured on camera Tuesday.  Police say the young girl got into his car and was sexually assaulted before being dropped off at her school. 

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