Tri-Cities man confesses to molesting young girls over 100 times

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RICHLAND, Wash. - A Tri-Cities man is in jail after confessing to molesting three young girls multiple times.

According to court documents, Todd Michael Nef, 36, went to the Richland Police Department with his wife and church bishop and said he wanted to report a crime.

Nef told the officer he had molested three young girls from November through Christmas of 2018 at his house in Richland.

The alleged victims ages 9, 12 and 13 were interviewed by a forensic child interviewer. During one of those interviews the 9-year-old said the sexual abuse from Nef started happening before she was in fourth grade and happened almost every day.

According to court documents, Nef said he would start massaging the girls to get them to fall asleep. During these massages, he would touch them inappropriately.

Nef admitted to touching the girls inappropriately more than 100 times, according to court documents.

One of the alleged victims said in an interview that the touching would happen during scripture.

Nef faces charges of child rape of a child in the first degree, attempted child molestation in the second degree and child molestation in the second degree.

According to court documents, during the interview with the detective assigned to the case Nef said when he was 16 or 17 he molested a little girl.

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