Richard Bunch probably could have gotten away with it. As a long-haul truck driver, he had good reason to zigzag across state lines and police jurisdictions. But being a callous dirtbag has its disadvantages too. Disadvantages that ultimately led to Bunch's arrest.
With her parents momentarily preoccupied, Bunch then lures the girl into his truck by telling her they're going to watch a movie. Once inside, however, he rapes her so violently she has to get treated at the hospital.
The next day Bunch is already out of state and staying at a motel in Auburn. But perhaps because he's a shithead who wants to relive the experience of abusing a helpless kid, he can't help but call the girl he'd just raped on her cell phone.
Police trace Bunch's number to Washington. And when they arrest him, two more victims come forward.
One is a 9-year-old girl who accused Bunch of raping her on the campus of Central Washington University. The other a college student who Bunch Tasered and raped on a wooded trail near St. Martin's University in Lacey.
Last year Bunch was sentenced to life in prison for the rape of the girl in Nevada. This despite the fact that he accused the little girl of lying and faulted police for "buying her story." (What a peach, this man.)
Yesterday Bunch got an extra 25 years tacked on to his sentence for the assault in Lacey. And he'll soon face a trial for the rape of the 9-year-old girl. But police haven't said that they're done charging Bunch; he was, after all, a trucker for years, with routes in Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California, and there may still be more victims to come.