Kennewick police arrest alleged child rapist
Kennewick police arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a child.
Louis Noberto Mendez, 41, was booked at the Benton County Jail early Monday morning.
Sgt. Aaron Clem said Mendez was arrested after the child reported him to a family friend, who took the child to a local hospital and called the police.
Clem said the suspect is known to the child.
Mendez is being held at the jail on suspicion of third-degree rape of a child on a 72-hour hold.
During that time, the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office will determine whether to file charges against him.