Black Collar Crime: District Attorney Says Evangelist Acton Bowen is a ‘Danger to Every Child in This Community’

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(Please read Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Evangelist Acton Bowen Arrested on Child Sex Charges and Black Collar Crime: Why Did Young Boys Need to be Protected from Evangelist Acton Bowen? and Black Collar Crime: Evangelist Acton Bowen Accused of Additional Sex Crimes for further information about Acton Bowen.)

Law enforcement has broadened its investigation of Evangelical evangelist Acton Bowen, saying that it is likely that there are other victims in multiple jurisdictions. AL.com reports:

Evangelist Acton Bowen, currently facing sex abuse charges in connection with five teenage boys in two counties, is being investigated in three other jurisdictions.

That’s according to an Etowah County prosecutor, who said in court today that additional charges could come against Bowen as early as this week. Deputy District Attorney Carol Griffith, arguing why Bowen’s $500,000 bail should not be reduced or changed, said Bowen is being investigated by the FBI and in Orange Beach, as well as in Florida and Colorado.

“The true extent of these crimes is not yet known,” Griffith said. “Under the guise of leading children to the Lord, he was abusing them and leaving them more lost than ever before.”

District Attorney Jody Willoughby was even more forceful in arguing before Presiding District Judge David Kimberley.

“Acton Bowen is a danger to every child in this community,” he said. “The only place he remains not a danger is in the Etowah County Detention Center.”

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2 Comments

  1. steve wilkins

    the main difficulty as i see it in debating the existence of a god is defining god in the first place. it is like trying to catch the wind in your hands. if we are discussing the hydrogen atom, we can agree it has one proton and one electron and go from there. with god you have a myriad of concepts spanning the centuries. my own definition of the god of the universe would be something like ” great cosmic force responsible for the big bang and for the laws of physics.” beyond that, everything is open to debate. i do not consider the bible to be infallible. it cannot be since it was written down and variously translated by human beings and thereby subject to error

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    1. GeoffT

      You might, of course, be better just not defining god at all. Then it becomes easier still.

      The bible is entirely the work of man from beginning to end; that should be clear to anybody with an open mind.

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