Corrections officer charged with first-degree child rape

PORT ANGELES — A Clallam Bay Corrections Center officer has been charged with first-degree child rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Superior Court Judge Lauren Erickson set bail of $50,000 Tuesday for Alexis R. Bustillos Osuna, 32, of Port Angeles. Osuna will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20. He remained in custody late Tuesday.

The assault allegedly occurred between Nov. 2-6, when the girl’s mother was at work, according to the probable cause statement written by Port Angeles Police Detective Trevor Dropp.

The mother told police of the alleged rape after her daughter said Osuna had touched her sexually.

The girl told Port Angeles Police Officer J.J. Smith that she was at home when Osuna assaulted her while she was sleeping, according to the probable cause statement.

Dropp obtained a court order to record a conversation between the girl’s mother and Osuna.

During the conversation, Osuna admitted to assaulting the girl, Dropp said.

“Alexis also admitted that he told [the girl] not to say anything about it.”

Osuna, a corrections officer 1 at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center, was hired March 23, Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Tuesday in an email.

“Mr. Bustillos Osuna will be placed on home assignment, pending investigation,” Barclay said.

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols had requested the $50,000 bail.

Nichols told Erickson he is concerned Osuna would interfere in the administration of justice because Osuna allegedly told the rape survivor “to keep secret what is alleged to have occurred.”

The charge includes a special allegation that Osuna used his position of trust to commit the crime. Osuna was “in a position of power” in relation to the girl, Nichols said.

“The intimidating effect of that dynamic is not lost on the state.”

Harry Gasnick of Clallam Public Defender, representing Osuna, asked that Osuna be released on his own recognizance.

“There is no indication whatsoever that he would fail to aide by less restrictive conditions of no contact [with the girl] for example,” Gasnick said.

“The nature of the offense, the circumstances of the allegations, are of an opportunistic nature, not a predatory nature.”

Gasnick said Osuna, a former Pyallup resident, has lived for about four years in Peninsula area.

In setting the requested bail, Erickson said she understood Gasnick’s distinction between predatory and opportunistic behavior.

“I’m not sure one is less dangerous than the other,” she said.

“I think based on the nature of the offense, that Mr. Bustillos Osuna bears a substantial likelihood that he may commit violent offense.”


Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected].

More in Crime

Four weeks, two marijuana store robberies

Authorities exploring links

11 years meted out for domestic violence

Man has lengthy criminal history

A photo of murder victims Jordan Iverson, left, and his father, Darrell Iverson, was shown to the jury last week during Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michele Devlin’s closing argument.
Bauer murder verdict to be appealed

Case cost hundreds of thousands of dollars

Dennis Marvin Bauer is escorted out of Clallam County Superior Court after he was convicted of a 2018 triple murder on Monday. (Rob Ollikainen/for Peninsula Daily News)
Bauer found guilty of triple murder

Jury also finds him at fault for firearms violations

Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News

Dennis Bauer confers with lawyer Karen Unger.
Jury deliberating

Above, Michele Devlin, Clallam County chief criminal deputy prosecuting, top, moves mannequins… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News
Karen Unger, attorney for accused triple-murderer Dennis Bauer, shows a photo to the jury Thursday during closing arguments that shows bullet casing found on the dryer of victim Darrell Iverson.
Jury deciding Bauer’s fate

Attorneys rest in triple-murder case

Judge Lauren Erickson addresses the jury during the final day of testimony Tuesday in Dennis Marvin Bauer's triple-murder trial. (Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News)
Jury set to decide accused killer’s fate

Closing arguments this morning

Dennis Bauer is questioned by defense attorney Karen Unger during his triple-murder trial in Clallam County Superior Court on Monday. (Rob Ollikainen/For Peninsula Daily News)
Bauer: ‘I don’t shoot people’

Accused takes stand in defense

Olympic National Park assault charge up in air

Man has been in treatment facility