Florence, AZ – A Pinal County jury on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 found Justin Bowman guilty of 32 counts that included child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and furnishing obscene materials to a minor.
Bowman, 31, of Maricopa was convicted of crimes committed in 2008 in the City of Maricopa against two children, a boy ten and a girl nine years old at the time the crimes were committed. Police found child pornography on his computer hard drive. Bowman was a former Mesa police officer.
The Maricopa Police Department investigated the case with the assistance of DPS, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Child Help, a non-profit organization, and the Family Advocacy Center of the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.
“I am satisfied with the conclusion of this case. These were horrible crimes committed against very young children,” said James P. Walsh, Pinal County Attorney. “This case really stands out as a showcase of the multi-disciplinary approach we have been working on for years. I am proud of the work done by the Family Advocacy Center.”
Bowman faces a sentence, which could include 15 life terms.
Pinal County Deputy County Attorneys Matthew Long and Jason Holmberg prosecuted the case.
The case will go before a Pinal County Superior judge for sentencing later this year.