SC Teen With Disturbing Criminal History Faces Even More Charges
Proves Some People Don’t Deserve Second Chances
In April 2022, 19-year-old South Carolina resident Bowen Turner agreed to a plea deal in order to stay out of jail and off the sex offender registry after facing multiple accusations of sexual assault. A judge sentenced him to only five years probation, a small punishment many victim advocates spoke out against. Just a month after this, police arrested Turner again.
On Thursday, May 12, prosecutors filed two new charges against Turner, this time for purchasing alcohol as a minor and threatening a public employee three days earlier after police found him intoxicated and wandering around a road. These new charges come after he evaded any harsh punishment for the previous three accusations of rape against him. Fox News Digital’s investigative journalist Michael Ruiz shared more about the case:
There was much controversy around Turner’s slap on the wrist. The fact that he was granted probation after he violated bond by allegedly assaulting another victim caused much dismay among his victims.
These new charges will likely negate his previous plea deal, resulting in a six-year prison sentence. However, there’s more to the story. Turner’s attorney is South Carolina State Senator Brad Hutto (D), who critics say has a conflict of interest in the case.
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