Friday, June 4, 2010

Alleged Child Rapist Captured In Cookeville

A July 20th court date has been set for a Cookeville man, who is charged with raping a now 13-year-old boy on several occasions over the past two and a half years. Authorities say 40-year-old Robert Allen Bowman, who is said to be homeless, was captured in Ensor Park, after police made a public plea for information on his whereabouts. Bond for Bowman was set at $85,000. According to the indictment in the case, Bowman is accused of rape and aggravated sexual battery of a boy he knew. The abuse started when the boy was eleven years old, but it was just this year that the child came forward with information about it. Cookeville police detectives took their evidence to last month's meeting of the Putnam County Grand Jury which issued an indictment against Bowman.