Bowman Trial Begins In Laclede County

The trial for a man accused of 4 counts of sexual abuse and 1 count of forcible sodomy has begun in Laclede County.
49-year-old Michael G. Bowman of Lebanon is representing himself in a jury trial before Judge Kenneth Hayden.

The investigation began when the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office received a call indicating a possible child sexual assault.
A child advocate interviewed the victim, and she disclosed several incidents when Bowman touched her inappropriately.

The charges stem from incidents that date as far back as 2012. The trial is expected to last through Friday.