DNA EVIDENCE CLEARS WASHINGTON STATE MAN IN CHILD RAPE
David Lukas Lynch, 23, who police said had been living in an elaborate underground bunker, was arrested February 6 a few blocks from the home where an 11 year old girl was raped at knifepoint the previous day. DNA taken from the girl cleared Lynch in the case, prompting prosecutors to ask for the charges to be dismissed. Lynch is currently at Western State Hospital under a civil commitment that is separate from the criminal case. On February 8, Lynch was charged with three counts of first degree child rape while armed with a deadly weapon, once count of burglary and one count of second degree child assault.