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Man, 68, faces sex charges from 1970s

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 3:27 PM
Last updated Thursday, July 1, 2010 8:19 PM
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AIKEN - A North Augusta man is in jail accused of sexually abusing minors last December and in the early 1970s.

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


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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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/10 - 04:54 pm
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What a sad life to have

What a sad life to have lived. Lets make sure he is shown the different between having sex with a minor and having sex with an adult cell mate for the rest of his remaining life. By the looks of this [filtered word]his cell mate isn't getting a prize.

RichmondCountyResident1
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RichmondCountyResident1 01/28/10 - 06:07 pm
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Hey where are all the

Hey where are all the comments?Looks like he definitely fit the profile.LOL

jamesj
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jamesj 01/28/10 - 09:24 pm
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is there a statue of

is there a statue of limitations?

mieshel
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mieshel 01/28/10 - 09:28 pm
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Pervert! Now he gets

Pervert! Now he gets caught...should cut it off!!

ispy4u
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ispy4u 01/28/10 - 10:21 pm
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RCR, now you really did not

RCR, now you really did not think 55-F, APEX, SMARTIE and the rest would comment? Wrong usual suspect

happychimer
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happychimer 01/29/10 - 12:42 am
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I don't think there is a

I don't think there is a statue of limitations when the victim of a sex crime is a child.

robbie1
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robbie1 01/29/10 - 11:45 am
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Did I read it right? He's

Did I read it right? He's accused of doing this in DEC and back in the 70's? If this guy was doing this in the 70's, and as late as last DEC, then he has probably done it during the time between. Hopefully, others will come forward.

angelkeefer
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angelkeefer 01/29/10 - 04:15 pm
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I feel sorry for the

I feel sorry for the childern's life he had reek havack on. He's been doing this since the 70's I bet there are more victims than we can count. Once a pervert is always a pervert. Hopefully he will never get out . if he does I hope they put him on probation for the rest of his life and that he will never get it up again

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llunsford639 01/29/10 - 10:52 pm
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I have known this guy most of

I have known this guy most of those years and would have trusted him with anything i had including my children . I was real disturbed to find this out. Their was an accusation many years ago and was dismissed by the mother thinking the young girl had lied because she didn't want them together. It just goes to say you think you know someone when maybe you don't , So Mothers / Dads don't trust anyone with your children. I know Some of the children and really sorry it was'nt stop back then! So please listen and pay real close att. to you children!

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crackerjack 01/30/10 - 11:28 am
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And because these people

And because these people didn't report him 40 years ago, they are partially responsible for any sexual abuse that he imposed on other children since that happened. There's no telling how many others were abused by him.

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