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UPDATE: WSU Administrator Arrested On One Count Of 2nd Degree Child Molestation

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KHQ.COM - Washington State University administrator Jud Preece has been arrested on one count of 2nd degree child molestation. Pullman Police detectives believe Preece arranged for a meeting with 13-year-old victim at his home last Friday.

According to court documents Preece "touched" the 13 year old victim in a sexual way and kissed her. When police contacted Preece at his home a day after the alleged incident, police say Preece "initially admitted" to the touching as an "accident."

According to court documents police say Preece later admitted to it being "intentional" and that he "knew it was wrong."  The victim is not a family member but a family friend and known to Preece. Preece made his first appearance in a Whitman County courtroom Monday.

The judge set his bond at $2500 cash. The judge also ruled Preece may have no contact with his own wife or children. He may also have no contact with the victim. We'll post more details as we get them into the KHQ newsroom.

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