Thursday, June 3, 2010

Former police officer convicted of child molestation

Florence, AZ - A Pinal County jury on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 found
Justin Bowman guilty of 32 counts that included child molestation,
sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and
furnishing obscene materials to a minor.

Bowman, 31, of Maricopa was convicted of crimes committed in 2008 in
the City of Maricopa against two children, a boy ten and a girl nine
years old at the time the crimes were committed. Police found child
pornography on his computer hard drive. Bowman was a former Mesa police

The Maricopa Police Department investigated the case with the
assistance of DPS, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Child Help, a
non-profit organization, and the Family Advocacy Center of the Pinal
County Attorney's Office.

"I am satisfied with the conclusion of this case. These were horrible
crimes committed against very young children," said James P. Walsh,
Pinal County Attorney. "This case really stands out as a showcase of
the multi-disciplinary approach we have been working on for years. I am
proud of the work done by the Family Advocacy Center."

Bowman faces a sentence, which could include 15 life terms.

Pinal County Deputy County Attorneys Matthew Long and Jason Holmberg
prosecuted the case.

The case will go before a Pinal County Superior judge for sentencing
later this year.

For more information call Kostas Kalaitzidis at 520 866 6699 or 520 709
1333 or email at