A Walla Walla man being investigated for child rape had his first appearance in court Friday.

At the hearing in Walla Walla County Superior Court, bail for Matthew T. Thomas, 32, was set at $50,000. He was arrested Thursday by Walla Walla Police and was being held for investigation of four counts of third-degree rape of a child.

According to documents filed with the court, police said Thomas allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 14-year old girl on four occasions.

Recommended for you