SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- A Spokane County Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit Detective arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with unlawful sexual relations with a child.
Joseph E. Preble was booked into the Spokane County Jail on felony charges of Second Degree Rape of a Child, 2 counts of Second Degree Child Molestation, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, Witness Tampering and Violation of a Sexual Assault Protection order.
Authorities said the victim is a 13-year-old middle school student.
Court records show Preble began contacting the girl on Facebook.p>
Preble just finished community supervision for exchanging naked pictures with a 12-year-old girl. He took a deal that allowed him not to register as a sex offender.