Man charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person after encounter with 14-year-old

Man charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person after encounter with 14-year-old (Image 1)

JACKSON, MS – A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly having a sexual encounter with a minor.

According to Attorney General Jim Hood, Alshunte Bowen of Houston turned himself in at the Pontotoc County jail after being indicted on one count of Sexual Battery by someone in a position of trust. In May 2014, Bowen allegedly engaged in sexual penetration with a 14-year-old female patient at a psychiatric treatment facility in Pontotoc. He was employed as a Unit Coordinator at the facility.

His arraignment is scheduled for May 8, 2015 and he was allowed to post a $50,000 bond.

According to an official release, “if convicted of the charges against him, Bowen faces up to 30 years behind bars.”

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