U.S. Marshals arrested a Kennewick man Thursday who police say was in hiding after being accused of sexually abusing a girl.
The victim told police Tuesday that Balentine Del Angel, 49, had sexually abused her over a 15 year period, Sgt. Ken Lattin said. The victim said the abuse started when she was five and most recently happened in 2009 when Balentine allegedly raped her and fathered her child.
Balentine had been in hiding since the allegations were reported to police, Lattin said.
He was booked into the Benton County jail and is on a 72 hour hold while the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office reviews his case.