Detective Corporal Raddatz of the Criminal Investigations Division received information alleging suspect James Deshawn Bowman, age 35, of Callaway, had engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15 year old victim. The sexual encounters occurred several times over the last year and while the victim and other family members were living with Bowman in St. Mary’s County.

On April 22, 2015, Bowman was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Offense and Sexual Abuse of a Minor.