Man pleads guilty to 1994 child molestation

A man accused of raping a 7-year-old Sunnyside girl in 1994 who plead guilty to first degree child molestation has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Roberto Quiroz Figueroa pled guilty on June 22 in Yakima County Superior Court and was sentenced yesterday. He'll get credit for 401 days served.

An arrest warrant was issued for Quiroz Figueroa in 1995 after he failed to appear in court. Police believed that he had fled to Mexico. He was arrested in Sunnyside in July 2006 after police received a tip that he'd returned to the area. He had initially been charged with first degree rape of a child and first degree child molestation.


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