Bowen Turner Wiki – Bowen Turner Biography
Bowen Turner, the Orangeburg County man accused of raping three teenagers in three counties and jumping bail dozens of times to play golf and go to restaurants, will be released from prison next month. Bowen Turner, now 21, is expected to be released from state prison on Nov. 15 after spending nearly 16 months behind bars. A South Carolina Department of Corrections review board reviewed Turner’s case on Sept. 14 and granted that release date. By the time of Turner’s release, he will have spent 483 days in prison. Turner’s troubles began in 2018 when he was accused of raping one teenage girl and then another. Later, while he was out on bail for that second case, he was accused of raping a third teenage girl. A judge ordered him to house arrest with an ankle monitor before his trial. Still, he violated his bail conditions more than 50 times to go to golf courses, restaurants, sporting goods stores and cross state lines, court documents show. Turner, who was originally facing criminal sexual conduct charges, reached a deal with prosecutors in April 2022.
Bowen Turner is 21 years old.
He pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery and was sentenced to probation. A month after the 2022 sentencing, Turner was arrested for disorderly conduct, possession of alcohol by a minor and threatening a public employee. A judge revoked Turner’s parole in July 2022 and he has been incarcerated at the Turbeville Correctional Institution for the past year. The Intensive Supervision Administration Review Authority, a three-member board that serves as the release authority for the Youth Offender Division, first reviewed Turner’s sentence on May 11, but was denied because he had not completed the required programs. A second review was denied on July 17 after the board considered community opposition. Turner was sentenced under the Young Offenders Act. To be sentenced as a youthful offender, the offender must be under the age of 25 and have no prior convictions under the law. The South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Turner’s sentence as four years, but the amount of time actually served is determined by a minimum number of months by law, completion of required programs and behavior. As part of the terms of his release, Turner will be required to complete one year of community service and meet weekly with an Intensive Supervision Officer to ensure that he complies with the conditions of his release.