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Bunn Indicted in Sexual-Assault Cases

A Fairfax County grand jury has indicted the man accused of assaulting two Centreville women at gunpoint. Charged with two counts of burglary while armed and two counts of abduction with intent to defile, Edward Jackson Bunn could receive two life terms in prison.

The assaults happened in January and February and were committed by a short, blond man who reportedly covered his victims' eyes and mouth with duct tape, photographed them and forced one to engage in sexual activities against her will. Police believe that Bunn, 29, of 5836 Waterdale Court in the Centreville section of Little Rocky Run, is that man.

In court documents, sex-crimes detectives Daniel Bibeault and Shawn Perkins described the incidents. The first was Jan. 3, around 12:30 a.m., in the 6000 block of Sunset Ridge Court. A masked man with a handgun confronted a 32-year-old woman in her home.

She later described his blond hair and blue eyes and said he wore gloves and a black jacket with zippers. She said he had a silver handgun and black duffel bag and covered her eyes and mouth with gray duct tape. Perkins said the victim was forced to undress, fondle herself and pose nude and with underwear.

The second incident was Feb. 8, around 11:30 a.m., in the 6400 block of Selby Court, where a 26-year-old woman was also attacked in her Crofton Commons home. She described the man as 5 feet 7 inches, blond, wearing Oakley sunglasses and carrying a dark-colored bag.

She said he made her undress at gunpoint and bound her hands and legs with gray duct tape and plastic flexible ties, covered her eyes and mouth with the tape and took "Polaroid-sounding" pictures.

Bunn is 5 feet 7 inches, 160 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes, and police say his DNA reportedly matches samples taken from February's victim.

Police searches of his home and car yielded Polaroid cameras, film, photos, Oakley sunglasses, gray duct tape, cable ties, three black bags, a black mask, sexual devices and two pair of wire cutters. Police arrested him April 19, and the grand jury indicted him on Aug. 19. He's slated to plea, Sept. 17, in Circuit Court.