was an LDS church member and podiatrist in Portland, Oregon; accused of sexual abuse of at least nine women; as of February 2024, indicted with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of second-degree sexual abuse, nine counts of third-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of sex abuse by fraudulent representation

Case Summary

Brian Bowen was a Mormon church member and podiatrist (foot doctor) in Portland, Oregon.

Bowen graduated from high school in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1992.

Bowen went on a full-time mission for the Mormon church in approximately 1994-96 to Tempe, Arizona (Spanish speaking).

He married in 1997.

As of February 2024, at least nine women had accused Bowen of sexual misconduct.

Sources
  1. Wedding announced
    view source details | 13 Aug 1997 | San Juan Record (Utah)
  2. Interim Stipulated Order
    view source details | 15 Dec 2023 | Oregon Medical Board
  3. UPDATE: Local Podiatrist Facing New Sex Abuse Charges, Additional Victims Sought (Photo)
    view source details | 2 Feb 2024 | Portland Police Bureau
Sources excerpts
  • Wedding announced
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: San Juan Record (Utah)
    Date published/accessed: 13 Aug 1997
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    Interim Stipulated Order
    Source type: Other
    Publisher: Oregon Medical Board
    Date published/accessed: 15 Dec 2023
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    UPDATE: Local Podiatrist Facing New Sex Abuse Charges, Additional Victims Sought (Photo)
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Portland Police Bureau
    Date published/accessed: 2 Feb 2024
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    A local podiatrist is facing new sex abuse charges after additional victims came forward alleging abuse.

    Since December, seven women have come forward and reported Dr. Brian M. Bowen, 49, sexually abused them. The alleged abuse happened between August 2022 and October 2023, during podiatry exams at Eastside Foot & Ankle, located in the 1800 block of Northeast 44th Avenue.

    In total, there are now nine victims involved in the December 2023 and January 2024 indictments. Dr. Bowen is now indicted on the following charges: two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, one count of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, nine counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, and two counts of Sex Abuse by Fraudulent Representation. The final two counts stem from a new law that went into effect in July 2023, aimed at medical professionals that commit sexual abuse through fraudulent representation.

    This is an ongoing investigation, and the DA’s Office and Portland Police are asking any other patients who have had similar experiences with Dr. Bowen to come forward. His photograph is being released in an effort to assist in locating any additional victims. If anyone has information about crimes involving Dr. Bowen, please contact Detective David McCormick via e-mail david.mccormick@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone 503-823-0862.

    A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Bowen is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

    The Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit is a team of detectives committed to investigating all sex crimes in Portland and has on-staff victim advocates in support of its victim-centric approach. The Sex Crimes Unit investigates sex crimes where the victim is 14 years old or older, and sets the national standard for a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to sexual assault investigations.

    Photo description: Dr. Brian Bowen

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    ***Original Message Below***

    A foot doctor working in the Hollywood Neighborhood is facing sex abuse charges involving two female patients, and Detectives are encouraging any other victims to contact them.

    The Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit began investigating in September 2022, when an adult female reported that in May 2022, she had been fondled during a podiatry exam at Eastside Foot & Ankle, 1827 Northeast 44th Avenue Suite #100. A second incident involving a different female adult victim reportedly occurred in January of 2023. After an extensive investigation spanning more than a year, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office presented the case to a grand jury. On December 6, 2023, the Grand Jury indicted Dr. Brian M. Bowen, 49, on four charges: Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, and three counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. He was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday, December 15, 2023.

    This is an ongoing investigation, and the DA’s Office and Portland Police are asking any other patients who have had similar experiences with Dr. Bowen to come forward. His photograph is being released in an effort to assist in locating any additional victims. If anyone has information about crimes involving Dr. Bowen, please contact Detective Sean Harris via e-mail sean.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone 503-823-0838. Please reference case number 22-236740.

    A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Bowen is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

    The Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit is a team of detectives committed to investigating all sex crimes in Portland and has on-staff victim advocates in support of its victim-centric approach. The Sex Crimes Unit investigates sex crimes where the victim is 14 years old or older, and sets the national standard for a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to sexual assault investigations.

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