From the Marianna Police Department
Arrestee: Bobby Bowers Jr. 27, B/M, Marianna, FL.
Charge: Lewd and Lascivious battery on a child under 16, Interference with child custody
On 12/31/2015 Officers with the Marianna Police Department responded to 3116 Gilmore Rd. in reference to juvenile that was reported missing from Crestview, FL. possibly being at the residence.
Upon officers arrival they made contact with Bowers at the front door of his residence. The juvenile victim was standing beside Bowers and was identified by her mother. Bowers was then taken into custody for interference with child custody and the juvenile turned over to her mother.
After leaving the scene the juvenile disclosed to her family that she had been sexually assaulted by Bowers while at his residence. The Juvenile was then taken to Jackson Hospital where an exam was conducted. After the exam was completed and an interview conducted of the juvenile by the Child Protection Team evidence was found to support the juvenile’s statement that she had been sexually assaulted and Bowers was charged with Lewd and Lascivious molestation of a minor older than 12 and younger than 16.
During the interview of the victim it was discovered that the victim had met Bowers on the internet just days before he travelled to Crestview and picked her up just after midnight on 12/31/2015.