Richland police arrest suspected child molester

Richland police arrest suspected child molester

Police arrested a 74-year-old Richland man accused of molesting two young girls.

The victims reported that Robert Davalle inappropriately touched them 8 or 9 years ago, when they were between 8 and 12 years old.

On Tuesday, police spoke to Davalle and subsequently booked him into Benton County Jail on two counts of first-degree child molestation.

After serving a search warrant, police found additional evidence at Davalle’s home.

The Richland Police Department is now trying to identify other potential victims.

Anyone with information on this case should call Detective Hyrum Stohel at 509-942-7369.