RENTON, Wash. - Keith Raymond Geyman raped a Washington state boy in 1980. He raped another boy in Montana in the nineties. Now, KIRO 7 has learned the 62-year old sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a girl in Renton.
Geyman was arrested Sunday night for allegedly sexually assaulting the girl inside an abandoned camper on Lake Avenue South in Renton.
People who live and work in that area tell KIRO 7 reporter Amy Clancy that the homeless Geyman had been living in the camper, or in his red pickup truck parked near the camper, off and on for more than a year.
On Sunday, according to police reports, an 11-year-old girl was lured into the camper by Geyman's promise she could take anything that struck her fancy.
Tuesday, the girl's mother told Clancy her daughter is doing fine. The woman didn't want her family identified, but did want to praise her daughter for knowing that Geyman's alleged touch was wrong, and for running away.
"We're very proud of her. She knew to do the right thing and she even told my husband, 'We need to call the police.'"
Geyman's criminal history goes back decades, including at least two child rape convictions; one in the early 80s, one in the mid-90s. He also has a history of theft, assault, drugs, and escape. Now, Geyman has been arrested again.
Kelly Clark, and others who work on the block where the alleged molestation happened, are frustrated the long-abandoned camper allegedly gave Geyman the cover he needed to hurt another child.
"I don't understand why the vehicle has been sitting there for over a year, and why the police haven't done anything? And/or the tenant? I don't understand that."
Geyman is being held in the King County Jail in Kent on a $100,000 bail.
Criminal charges in this new case are expected Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the King County Prosecutor's office tells Clancy, it's too early to know whether Geyman will be eligible under the state's "two strikes" law, which could send him to prison for life.