Bond denied in Aiken County sex case

Friday, March 19, 2010 2:40 PM
Last updated Monday, April 5, 2010 2:54 PM
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AIKEN - Judge Jack Early denied bond for a North Augusta man charged with sexually abusing minors last December and in the early 1970s.

Howard Fowler, 68, requested a release until his trial date in General Sessions Court Thursday, but his multiple sex charges and proximity to children if released lead to the denial, said Assistant Solicitor Brenda Brisbin.

"He lives in a trailer park with small, unsupervised children," she said. "He would be a danger to the community."

Fowler is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the third degree and three counts of lewd act on a child.

Judge Early said he would consider setting bond if Fowler's case had not been tried by May 1.

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IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 03/19/10 - 04:25 pm
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Great to see a judge around

Great to see a judge around here get it right this week!

marvincates
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marvincates 03/19/10 - 05:47 pm
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Why did someone wait over 30

Why did someone wait over 30 years to turn this guy in? Isn't there a statute for sexual conduct? 30 years? Come on.

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johnston.cliff 03/19/10 - 11:28 pm
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marvincates, you can bet your

marvincates, you can bet your sweet cakes that there was no 30 year break in this man's actions with minors. That being said, I'm always curious why there's ever any delay in reporting pervs.

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bankgirl 03/20/10 - 10:48 am
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It takes so long because as

It takes so long because as kids the molester scares them into not saying anything. Once the kids are older and know better they are ashamed and don't want anyone to know until finanlly one day they realize they need to tell someone.

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