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

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

The Usual Suspects


David Hardin, 54, of Chickamauga was one of five people arrested last week on child sex charges, but now he is facing incest and pandering charges. Hardin was initially arrested Oct. 2 on one count of child molestation, but this week he was charged with two additional counts of child molestation, one count of incest and one count of pandering.

Also arrested on Oct. 2 were Linda Hardin, 43, of 599 Lee Ave., No. 18, two counts of hindering apprehension; John Lovell, 58, of 137 Hedrix Blvd., Apt. 5, Red Bank, one count of hindering apprehension; Preston Dennel, 19, of 600 Lee Ave., No. 5, Chickamauga, one count of statutory rape; Kevin Hicks, 21, of 599 Lee Ave., No. 42, Chickamauga, two counts of statutory rape.

Reports said that Hardin would allow male adults to have sex with a child. Dennel and Hicks admitted they had sex with the child, while Hardin watched. Reports added that another person said that they witnessed Hardin having sex with another child.

The children are in the custody of Walker County Family and Children Services.

The Usual Suspects


David Hardin, 54, of Chickamauga was one of five people arrested last week on child sex charges, but now he is facing incest and pandering charges. Hardin was initially arrested Oct. 2 on one count of child molestation, but this week he was charged with two additional counts of child molestation, one count of incest and one count of pandering.

Also arrested on Oct. 2 were Linda Hardin, 43, of 599 Lee Ave., No. 18, two counts of hindering apprehension; John Lovell, 58, of 137 Hedrix Blvd., Apt. 5, Red Bank, one count of hindering apprehension; Preston Dennel, 19, of 600 Lee Ave., No. 5, Chickamauga, one count of statutory rape; Kevin Hicks, 21, of 599 Lee Ave., No. 42, Chickamauga, two counts of statutory rape.

Reports said that Hardin would allow male adults to have sex with a child. Dennel and Hicks admitted they had sex with the child, while Hardin watched. Reports added that another person said that they witnessed Hardin having sex with another child.

The children are in the custody of Walker County Family and Children Services.