A member of the Hanford Security Patrol, 56 year old Steven D. Mix, has been arrested and charged with raping a child by Kennewick police. Sgt. Randy Maynard said in a statement that the crime happened at an undisclosed time in the past but no other details were supplied according to news reports.

Hanford Patrol is the federal agency that is in charge of protecting nuclear assets and employees on the Hanford site controlled by the Department of Energy.