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Columbia County Circuit Court Judge Ted Grove has sentenced Eric Enrique Salce, 25, of Rainier to two years in prison and five years of parole after Salce pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree rape of a child under age 16 and no contest to second-degree custodial interference.

On Jan. 19 Columbia County sheriff's deputies searched a Rainier home on the 74000 block of Fern Hill Road and found a runaway girl who had been missing for six months. They also arrested Salce on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and custodial interference.

The St. Helens Chronicle reported that on Jan. 23 Salce pleaded guilty to the three counts of rape and no contest to custodial interference.