The Owen Sound Police Service is currently investigating allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former occasional teacher with the Bluewater District School Board. On November 21st, 2019, the Criminal Investigations Branch arrested 35 year-old Mark BOWERS of Owen Sound in connection with historical allegations of sexual assault involving a minor while employed by the school board.
As a result of this investigation, BOWERS is facing criminal charges of sexual assault, sexual exploitation and uttering threats. BOWERS will appear in Owen Sound court on December 19th, 2019.
The Owen Sound Police would like to speak with anyone who may have further information regarding this crime, or who feel they may be a victim of a similar crime. If you have information about this or any other crime please contact the Owen Sound Police Service at (519) 376-1234 or Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477(TIPS).