Pasco police arrested a local Tri-Cities man who performs as Spiderman at kids parties for first degree rape of a child. They arrested 40 year old Alexander Siharath almost a week ago in his Spiderman costume according to news reports. Police were alerted to the situation after an emergency room visit by the young victim who is only 7 years old. The child told investigators allegedly Siharath had threatened her life and her family's life if she told anyone about the abuse. Siharath has a long criminal history of sexual abuse going back over a decade according to police.

Siharath is being held on $50,000 bail awaiting trial.

UPDATE: Charges were dropped in this case in spring 2017.