2011 News Releases

Peabody man sentenced to life without parole

Release Date: Dec 08, 2011

MARION – (December 8, 2011) -- A Peabody man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Terry Bowen, age 64, of Peabody, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of Rape, Aggravated Criminal Sodomy and Aggravated Kidnapping in June of 2011 in Marion County district court.  District Judge Michael Powers yesterday sentenced Bowen to life without parole under the state's aggravated habitual sex offender statute.

Also convicted in connection with the crimes were Lora Gay, age 38, also of Peabody, who was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison, and Kenneth Frederick, age 22, of Peabody, who was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

Assistant Attorneys General C.W. Klebe and Christine Ladner prosecuted the case.

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