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Suspect in Puyallup child rape arrested in Thurston County

Marcus F. Cordova, 39, was arrested Monday in Tenino after being wanted on probable cause of first-degree child rape out of Puyallup and on a warrant from the state of Colorado.
Marcus F. Cordova, 39, was arrested Monday in Tenino after being wanted on probable cause of first-degree child rape out of Puyallup and on a warrant from the state of Colorado. Courtesy

A child-rape suspect wanted by Puyallup police was arrested Monday in unincorporated Thurston County.

There was probable cause to arrest Marcus Cordova, a 39-year-old transient, on suspicion of first-degree rape of a child in a Nov. 5 incident involving a 7-year-old girl, police spokesman Scott Engle said last week.

Cordova had been living with the girl’s mother, Engle said.

He also was wanted on a warrant from Colorado for violating probation, Engle said.

Thurston County sheriff’s deputies arrested Cordova without incident just after noon Monday near Tenino, Engle said.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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