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Sunnyside Man Arrested By Kennewick Police For Child Sex Abuse

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Sunnyside man was in the Benton County Jail Monday night.

He was accused of having sex with a child.   The boy is 14 but told police that the crime happened five years ago when they both lived in a Kennewick apartment complex.

35-year-old Ricardo Pineda Morales allegedly sexually assaulted the victim numerous times. 

The victim and the suspect lived in the Sunnyslope Housing Complex in Kennewick located off 4th Avenue.

Kennewick authorities picked up Morales Friday night mainly worried about his exposure to other children.

Detective Chris Littrell said, "He has some kids of his own, that he lives with now, so that was our concern just making sure everyone was safe."

Kennewick police worked with Sunnyside police.     

They picked up Morales on a outstanding DUI warrant.  Then questioned him about the sex abuse.      Now they think there might be more victims.

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