BUCKLEY, Wash. (Metro) -- After almost 17 years, detectives think they have solved a cold case child rape in Pierce County.
KING 5 News reports that 53-year-old Donald Victor Schneider, a repeat sex offender already doing a life sentence in the Walla Walla State Penitentiary, will be arraigned tomorrow for the 1995 kidnap and rape of a nine-year-old Buckley girl.
In September of 1995, the little girl was found in the woods near Buckley after she was abducted and raped.
At the time, police and parents put up flyers warning other families in the neighborhood, but no suspect was ever caught.
Pierce County prosecutors say DNA testing done in May connected Schneider to the case.
He is currently serving life without parole for a 2007 conviction on first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment.
Schneider previously did ten years for a 1982 attack on a 14-year-old girl.
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