Man arrested for sharing sexual images with minor

Tri-City HeraldAugust 2, 2013 

— A Kennewick man was arrested Thursday for contacting a young girl he’d exchanged sexual images with while living in New Jersey.

Joshua Higgins, 23, allegedly began communicating with the 13-year-old Kennewick girl through the Internet in October 2012, Kennewick police said in a release. He eventually moved here and met with the girl on several occasions.

Higgins was booked into the Benton County Jail under suspicion of third-degree rape of a child and possession of child pornography. The case is still under investigation.

If someone has any information, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 586-8477 or visit

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