Rapid City IA – A Rapid City man wanted on charges of sexually abusing a child has been on the run for nearly 10 years, despite his prominent placement on the U.S. Marshals Most Wanted list.

David Allen Bonness, 50, is wanted on two counts of criminal pedophilia, seven counts of second-degree rape, three counts of third-degree rape, four counts of fourth-degree rape and sexual contact with a child under 16.

Authorities started investigating Bonness after a 17-year-old girl told her mother that Bonness had been sexually assaulting her since she was 12 years old. Her mother contacted authorities on Dec. 22, 2008, and Bonness was brought in for questioning.

“When asked to give a DNA sample, Bonness stopped the interview and was allowed to leave,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in a 2016 statement. “The following day, police obtained a search warrant to collect Bonness’ DNA, but they were too late.”

Bonness hasn’t been seen since. In 2016, he was added to the U.S. Marshals list of the 15 most wanted fugitives in the country.

The U.S. Marshals say Bonness is dangerous, especially to children. He has ties to Wyoming and Nebraska, but could be anywhere in the country and using an alias.

“It is hard to imagine what kind of individual could commit such unspeakable crimes,” said U.S. Marshal Paul Thielen of the District of South Dakota. “The U.S. Marshals and our law enforcement partners are determined to bring Bonness to justice and give some sense of closure to the young victim and her family.”

Bonness is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 1-800-336-0102 or email usms.wanted@usdoj.gov

Alrighty guys. If this creep is alive he’s probably in Florida. Why? That where the pervs run to. He’s probably pretending to be homeless. Working off the books. Probably has a fake ID. Or he’s living with some naive lady who doesn’t exactly know his past and thinks he’s just a mysterious stranger passing through. He could be a religious nut and hiding behind Jesus. You know Christians accept everything and anybody. I hope they find this loser and hopefully give some Closure to the girls he hurt.

The eye color and hair color could be changed. He’s possibly fatter than he used to be.

The best place for a guy like this is a place where the homeless have more freedom. Less chance of being stopped. A place where people are nicer. A place where it’s easy to land side jobs. A place where you can live without harassment from cops. If he has an alias that’s much easier. He can blend better. But he wouldn’t have any family except maybe a girlfriend, wife, and perhaps a step child or two. Guys like this tend to not go it alone. They want family. They need that lie to help them look normal in society. If he’s single that’ll look too suspicious.