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Sunnyside Man Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault

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KENNEWICK -- A Sunnyside man, accused of having sex with a child, sits in the Benton County Jail tonight.

Police say 35 year old Ricardo Pineda Morales is accused of sexually assaulting a boy five years ago. Today the boy is 14 years old.

The victim says he was sexually assaulted numerout times. The victim and the suspect lived in the Sunnyslope Housing Complex in Kennewick.     

Kennewick authorities picked up Morales Friday night. They say their main concern was hix exposure to other children.

"He has some kids of his own, who he lives with now, so that was our concern just making sure everyone was safe." Said Detective Chris Littrell with the Kennewick Police Department.

Kennewick Police worked together with Sunnyside Police. They picked up Morales on a outstanding DUI warrant, then questioned him about the sex abuse.     

Police now believe there might be more victims.

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