Man who sexually abused disabled Tri-Cities teen moves to Yakima

Man who sexually abused disabled Tri-Cities teen moves to Yakima
Concepcion Suarez, level 2 sex offender

YAKIMA, Wash. — A man who was arrested for sexually abusing a developmentally disabled teenage boy for months is out of prison and living in Yakima.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Concepcion Suarez has moved to the 1400 block of S. 22nd Ave. in Yakima. He was released from jail this week.

He’s a level 2 sex offender, meaning he poses a moderate risk of committing another sex offense. He is not currently wanted by law enforcement.

Suarez recently finished serving his sentence for abusing the boy while working as his caretaker in Kennewick. Authorities said he forced the boy to perform sex acts, and undressed and took photos of him.

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The abuse went on between October 2016 and August 2018. The boy was 14 at the time of Suarez’ arrest in September 2018.

On April 10, 2019, he pleaded guilty to charges of child porn possession and misdemeanor sexual misconduct as part of a plea deal. He was originally charged with second-degree rape of a child.

The defense was able to negotiate the deal because the victim had either changed or could not remember parts of his original story, according to the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office.

Suarez was sentenced to 14 months in jail.

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