Suspect charged with child molestation

A 29-year-old Sunnyside man has been sent to Yakima County Jail, where he is awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges of first degree child molestation.

Sunnyside police officers were notified of an incident Saturday, Aug. 14, just before midnight, according to Det. Joe Guillen of the Sunnyside Police Department.

One of the victim's family members reported the alleged incident.

According to Guillen, the suspect allegedly molested a 10-year-old Sunnyside girl. The relationship between the suspect and the victim has not been established, according to Guillen, but, he added, they were living in the same household.

Police are still investigating the charges to see if they can determine how long the girl has been the victim of abuse.


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