A Kennewick man was arrested Wednesday, seven months after police say he smoked methamphetamine with a teen girl then sexually assaulted her.
Edward Gene Richardson, 46, was arrested at his home and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree rape and distribution of a controlled substance to a minor.
In December of last year, Richardson gave two underage girls a ride to his home on West 15th Avenue, police said. He is accused of giving meth to the girls and smoking it with them.
One of the girls, a 14 year old, reported Richardson had sexual contact with her, police said.
Police served a warrant at Richardson’s home on Wednesday. Another man at the home, Wilson Blake Thomas, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.