Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Police Seek Assistance In Finding Child Rapist


The Cookeville police department is asking for the public's help in finding an alleged child rapist, who was indicted by the Putnam County Grand Jury last month. Police say they have so far been unable to find 40-year-old Robert Allen Bowman, who they say is homeless. Detectives say he has relatives in the area, but frequently sleeps in the woods and takes any job that pays cash. He is accused of raping a now 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions since 2007. Police began an investigation of the crimes after the child came forward with the story earlier this year. Anyone with information about Bowman's whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 520-7867.