Sheriff’s Deputy To Appear On Child Sex Abuse Charge

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 – John Patti and The Associated Press
A Frederick County sheriff’s deputy accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl is making his first appearance before a circuit court judge.

Forty-six-year-old Sam Bowman of New Market had a pretrial conference scheduled Tuesday afternoon in Frederick.

He faces three counts of fourth-degree sex offense and one count of sexually abusing a minor.

Bowman was a school resource officer at Walkersville High School. He allegedly had sexual contact with the ninth-grader after driving her home from school in March.

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