was an LDS church member in St. George, Utah; convicted in 2016 of misdemeanor lewdness involving a child and misdemeanor sexual battery; one victim was 16 years old and the second victim was 12 years old; served 135 days in jail and had 36 months of probation; as of March 2024, is a registered sex offender living in St. George, Utah

Case Summary

Eddie Bunch was a Mormon church member in St. George, Utah.

According to a police affidavit obtained by FLOODLIT, in 2014 while visiting the victims in Clearfield, Utah, Bunch touched 16-year-old Victim 1 on her breasts over her clothing. Bunch also visited 12-year-old Victim 2 in her home. Her mother saw Bunch touch the victim’s breast. The mother confronted Eddie and he stated he “has a sick mind.”

Bunch was found guilty of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – Class A Misdemeanor and SEXUAL BATTERY – Class A Misdemeanor.

Bunch served 135 days in jail and had 36 months of probation.

As of March 2024, Bunch is a registered sex offender living in St. George, Utah.

Sources
  1. CASE NUMBER 161700191 State Felony
    view source details | 16 Aug 2016 | Utah Xchange
  2. Offender Details - Eddie Alton Bunch
    view source details | 7 Feb 2024 | Utah Department of Corrections
Sources excerpts
  • CASE NUMBER 161700191 State Felony
    Source type: Court record
    Publisher: Utah Xchange
    Date published/accessed: 16 Aug 2016
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    2nd District- Farmington
    DAVIS COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
    STATE OF UTAH vs. EDDIE AULTON BUNCH
    CASE NUMBER 161700191 State Felony
    CHARGES
    Charge 1 - 76-9-702.5 - LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD - Class A Misdemeanor
    Offense Date: October 01, 2014
    Plea: August 16, 2016 Guilty
    Disposition: August 16, 2016 Guilty
    Charge 2 - 76-9-702.1 - SEXUAL BATTERY - Class A Misdemeanor
    Offense Date: October 01, 2014
    Plea: August 16, 2016 Guilty
    Disposition: August 16, 2016 Guilt

    SENTENCE JAIL
    Based on the defendant's conviction of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 365 day(s) in the Davis County Jail. The total time suspended for this charge is 230 day(s).
    Based on the defendant's conviction of SEXUAL BATTERY a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 365 day(s) in the Davis County Jail. The total time suspended for this charge is 230 day(s).
    Credit is granted for time served.
    Credit is granted for 1 day(s) previously served.
    SENTENCE JAIL CONCURRENT/CONSECUTIVE NOTE
    Sentence to run concurrent with each other.

    ORDER OF PROBATION
    The defendant is placed on probation for 36 month(s).
    Probation is to be supervised by Adult Probation and Parole.
    Defendant to serve 135 day(s) jail

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    Offender Details - Eddie Alton Bunch
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Utah Department of Corrections
    Date published/accessed: 7 Feb 2024
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