SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Spokane Valley man accused of raping and molesting several young girls dating back to the 1950s.

The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the 85-year-old suspect was taken into custody last week after a monthslong investigation.

Court documents say detectives have identified at least nine alleged victims, who were between the ages of 4 and 13 when they were abused. They include a neighbor of the suspect as well as his current and former relatives.

The suspect, who has no apparent conviction history, now faces charges of child rape, molestation and unlawful imprisonment.

He remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.

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