Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dusty Lee Bowman - Repeat Sex Offender Rapist

A convicted sex offender is charged with the rape of a St. Augustine woman more than a year ago.

Police say 36 year-old Dusty Lee Bowman assaulted a woman during a home invasion in June of 2007.

"He's been identified and convicted as a sexual predator, and after being arrested and convicted of a similar crime in similar circumstances, he was developed as a suspect in our case," says St. Augustine Police Chief Loran Leuders.

Leuders says the victim lived alone and did not know her attacker.

Police say DNA evidence links Bowman to the victim in St. Johns County.

He is being charged with three counts of sexual battery, one count of burglary with battery, one count of false imprisonment and one count of animal cruelty.

Police say Bowman killed the victim's dog.

Bowman was previously convicted of raping a woman in Fernandina Beach.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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