Former AP&P Agent Appears in Court for 2015 Sexual Relations Case


Former Utah Adult Probation and Parole agent Sam Bowman appeared in Seventh District Court for an arraignment hearing in front of Judge Douglas Thomas early Monday morning.

In September of 2015, Bowman was arrested by officers from multiple agencies in regards to his alleged sexual involvement with a probationer he had supervised. This was brought to the attention of officers by a confidential source.

During a subsequent investigation, officers from Carbon Metro Drug Task Force observed the probationer and Bowman together in his state vehicle on Farnham Road south of Wellington.

The former AP&P agent was charged with three third degree felonies of custodial sexual relations and tampering with evidence, also a third degree felony. He was booked at that time into the Emery County Jail.

On Monday, Bowman pleaded guilty to two third degree felonies. These felonies included two of the custodial sexual relation charges while the other was dropped along with the tampering with evidence charge.

According to Carbon County District Attorney Gene Strate, Bowman will spend approximately 20 days in jail, possibly in Emery County, be placed on probation for 36 months and pay a $2,000 fine. 

Bowman has been ordered to appear in court one year from now for a yearly review. At that time, the court will review where Bowman stands with his $2,000 fine that he must pay, as well as determine how probation is going for the former AP&P agent. 

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