Man, 68, faces sex charges from 1970s

Robert Fowler
Robert Fowler
Robert Fowler, 68, faces sex charges

AIKEN - A North Augusta man is in jail accused of sexually abusing minors last December and in the early 1970s.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office charged Howard Robert Fowler, 68, with three counts of lewd act upon minor in the first degree and two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor on Friday, Sgt. Dave Myers said. A victim's mother came forward late last fall claiming that Fowler abused her child between 1970 and 1972, Myers said.

In December, other victims' families came forward accusing Fowler of sexual abuse.

He remains at the Aiken County Detention Center without bond.

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