A Kennewick man was arrested Thursday for contacting a young girl he'd shared sexual images with when he still lived in New Jersey.
Joshua Higgins, 23, allegedly began communicating online with the 13-year-old Kennewick girl in October 2012, Kennewick police said in a news release. He eventually moved here and met with the girl several times.
Higgins was booked into the Benton County jail on 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 are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 586-8477 or visit www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.