A 70-year-old man is suspected of molesting multiple girls across the Mid-Columbia, Kennewick police say.
Vernon D. Gillett was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into claims that the Kennewick man inappropriately touched girls ranging in age from 3 to 13, police said.
Police say there are victims in Benton, Adams, Walla Walla and Yakima counties.
Police have reason to believe there are more victims and are asking those who may have had contact with Gillett to call authorities.
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Gillett would approach the girls and give them a handwritten note asking for sex in exchange for money and other gifts, police said.
Gillett was arrested at his home and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree child molestation.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Kennewick police at 509-628-0333.