Quincy man gets 12-year sentence in sex case

Andrew P. Bowen (Submitted Photo)
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014 8:58 pm Updated: Aug. 2, 2014 3:15 am

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A Quincy man was sent to prison for the second time Friday after pleading guilty to a sex crime.

Andrew P. Bowen, 46, was sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Scott Walden after he pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Adams County Circuit Court. A Class X charge of predatory criminal sexual assault was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Bowen must serve four years of mandatory supervised release when he is released from prison. He will be subject to Global Positioning System monitoring for the first two years of his parole. If Bowen is classified as a sexually violent person once his prison time is finished, he could be subject to further detainment by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Assistant State's Attorney Josh Jones said Bowen was arrested after an investigation by Quincy police showed that he had made sexual conduct with two youths who lived in his home.

Bowen was arrested by Quincy police on March 24. He eventually was indicted by an Adams County grand jury on April 10 where his bond was set at $100,000. He has been in jail since he appeared on an arrest warrant on April 15. Bowen was given credit for 96 days served in jail.

He previously served nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual assault in connection with an April 24, 1995 incident.