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 www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.