was a Mormon church member in St. George, Utah; pleaded guilty in 2010 to two second degree felony counts of child sex exploitation; sentenced to two consecutive terms of 1 to 15 years in prison

Case Summary

Bowers was married in the St. George Utah LDS temple in 1969. He worked for Kennecott Copper for many years.

Bowers served for a time as a boy scout leader in his local LDS church.

In 2010, Bowers was charged with 10 second degree felony counts of sex exploitation of a minor.

He pleaded guilty to two of those counts.

On 2010-08-20, Bowers was sentenced to two consecutive terms of 1 to 15 years in the Utah State Prison.

Letters to the judge obtained by FLOODLIT (thanks to your donations) speak of Bowers having a sexual “addiction” or “sickness.”

Bowers’s ex-wife (divorced in 2010) wrote to the judge on his behalf, stating that he was “a kind and gentle man” who had “problems with pornography.”

In 2011, Bowers’s brother, Steven Lynn Bowers, was convicted of securities fraud in Utah.

Sources
  1. Announce Engagement
    view source details | 10 Jul 1969 | Washington County News
  2. obituary of Bowers's father
    view source details | 4 Feb 1998 | Deseret News
Sources excerpts

Mormon Sexual Abuse Map

International map of locations where active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated sexual abuse or other sex crimes, or where LDS leaders failed or allegedly failed to help abuse survivors.