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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Othello man arrested for child rape

Mom caught suspect in bed with 11-year-old


Last updated 7/24/2023 at 4:20pm

OTHELLO – A local man is facing a child rape charge after being caught in bed with a child.

Manuel Trinidad-Ortiz, 32, of Othello, was booked into the Franklin County Jail following his July 19 arrest for first-degree child rape and residential burglary.

According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Trinidad-Ortiz was arrested near a home in the 600 block of Wagon Road at about 12:30 a.m., July 19. He was booked into the jail in nearby Franklin County about six hours later.

Deputies responded to the home after a mother allegedly found a man in bed with her 11-year-old child and called...

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