Richland police arrested a registered sex offender over the weekend at the Richland skate park.
Mark Allen Harden, 44, was first convicted of rape of a child in the first degree in 1997, according to Benton County Sheriff’s records.
Witnesses notified Richland police after they saw Harden record video of children at the park. Benton County has his status listed as “transient.” He was taken into custody around 5 p.m. June 18.
Harden was booked into the Benton County jail for criminal trespass against children. His bail has been posted at $1,000.