Two men accused of alleged rape of a child beginning at age 13

COLFAX, WA - Two Whitman County men are in jail on charges of second degree child rape after admitting to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

According to Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers, 32-year-old Benton Elam and 18-year-old Jordan Kemp were arrested last week after a woman reported the two men had sex with her daughter on multiple occasions beginning when she was 13-years-old.

The second degree rape charge is based on the age of the victim. Myers said the men have both made their first appearance in court. Elam is being held on a $50,000 bond while Kemp is being held on a $10,000 bond. They're scheduled to be back in court on Friday.