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Spokane County Detectives arrest man for child rape and believe there are more victims

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36-year-old Erik Thompson 36-year-old Erik Thompson
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a 36-year-old man for child rape, and believe there are additional victims out there. 

The investigation began earlier this month when deputies responded to a home near Airway Heights to speak with a 14-year-old girl who reportedly had sexual intercourse with her neighbor, 36-year-old Erik Thompson. Detectives say the two had also exchanged sexually explicit images electronically. 

After conducting interviews, detectives determined probable cause to charge Thompson with 3rd Degree Rape of a Child and Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. 

The next day, Thompson made his first appearance and his bail was set at $7,500. The judge also issued a sexual assault protection order preventing Thompson from having any contact with the 14-year-old girl. Thompson posted bail and was released. 

A week later on March 22, detectives learned Thompson had been in contact with the victim and he was arrested for violating the no contact order. 

Detectives say they have identified several additional victims and believe there are more who have not yet been identified. Investigators released Thompson's photo on Thursday in hopes that any additional victims will come forward. 

If you have any information about this case or anyone who has been victimized by Thompson, please call Detective Streltzoff at 509-477-3218. 

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