A well-known youth evangelist from Alabama has been accused of several child sexual charges after a teenage boy reported that he was the victim of the man’s actions.
37-year-old Paul Edward Acton Bowen of Gadsden, Alabama, has worked as an evangelist in several mediums such as a weekly worldwide broadcast, a local Bible study for children, and lending his service to a local church for 12 years. Additionally, he was a chaplain at the Summer Olympics in London, and he is a best-selling author. He and his wife reside in Etowah County.
Authorities reported that three weeks ago a young boy between the ages of 12 and 16 came forward and alerted them that he had been a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Bowen from 2006 through 2009. The alleged victim was reportedly an acquaintance of Bowen’s family, but due to his age, further personal details are not being disclosed.