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Alabama Evangelical Pastor Hammered With 1,000-Year Sentence After Court Refuses To Review His Case



Paul Edward Bowen

Paul Edward “Acton” Bowen, an evangelical pastor from Alabama who was sentenced to 1,000 years in prison for sex crimes will spend the rest of his life behind bars after the Alabama Supreme Court refused to review his case.

As reported by, Bowen has been in prison after pleading guilty to 28 counts of sexual abuse involving victims as young as 13.

In a separate county, Bowen, founder of the Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries, pleaded guilty to traveling to meet a child for sexual purposes, second-degree sodomy, enticing a child for immoral purposes and second-degree sexual abuse, and was sentenced to 20 years on the first two charges, 10 years on third and a year on the fourth, all to run concurrently.

The judge who denied his appeal offered no written opinion.