A sex offender recently convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes is now living in the Prosser area, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Rudy Cruz Valencia Jr., 23, notified the sheriff’s office he is living on the 1300 block of West Johnson Road, authorities said. He is a Level 3 offender, considered the most likely to reoffend.
Valencia was convicted in February of communicating with the minor, fourth-degree assault with a sexual motivation and furnishing liquor to minors.
He is currently under department of corrections supervision.
Contact the sex offender’s registration office at 509-735-6555 ext. 3843 with questions or concerns.