Following the investigation, additional charges were issued against Bowers for Ten counts of Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor / Second Degree on October 7, 2022. The magistrate issued an additional $150,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for October 10, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
On August 2, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Detectives received a cyber-tip that a registered sex offender, Caleb Michael Bowers, had accessed pornography online. ICAC Detectives worked with the Sex Offender Registry Detective and inquired of Bowers’ registered online identifiers. Detectives attempted to locate Bowers at his residence numerous times but were unsuccessful. He was eventually located on August 11, 2022 by Detectives and Probation Officers. Bowers’ electronic devices were seized and additional unregistered online identifiers were located on the devices. A warrant for Bowers was issued for five counts of felony failing to inform the Sheriff of online identifiers as required by law. Bowers was served without incident and also served with a warrant for felony probation violation. He received a $95,000 total secured bond and a first appearance was scheduled for August 12, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Name of Defendant:
Caleb Michael Bowers