KENNEWICK, WA – On Saturday, police arrested Ibrahim Hire Salat, 32, after they responded to an apartment complex on South Olympia Street, where a woman reported that her 7-year-old son had just been molested.
Around 11 a.m., the boy had been outside playing, when he came running inside his apartment, crying and said that a man had touched and kissed him.
She said that after consoling him, he told her that he had licked his bottom, kissed him, and then offered to buy him a soda.
Officers quickly located the suspect, and the victim positively identified him.
Salat has been charged with child molestation, and is currently being held at the Benton County Jail on $75,000 bond.
*Ibrahim Hire Salat came to this country from Somalia.