70-Year-Old Man Pleads Not-Guily to Child Molestation

A 70-year-old Kennewick man pleads not-guily to 2nd-degree child molestation.

Vernon Gillett was arrested in his home on the 7300 block of Bonnie Pl. last week for a child molestation investigation.

Several children have been identified as having been innapprooriately touched by Gillet.

The investigatin has also revealed additional victims in Adams, Walla Walla and Yakima counties.

Police said Gillett would allegedly make contact with the victims and exchange a handwritten note asking for sex in exchange for money and other gifts.

The victims ranged from ages 3 to 13 and are all girls.

Gillett remains in the Benton County Jail and will be back in court Sept. 4th.


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