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Child porn convict sentenced after being on the run

By Staff reports

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- A former Princeton Senior High School counselor who fled after he was convicted of federal child pornography and trafficking charges was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.

Brett David Bowyer, 34, of Scarbro, pleaded guilty to making child pornography and sharing it with others in October 2011. He then fled the state and missed a May 30, 2012 sentencing hearing, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Bowyer was captured on June 12 in Florida after he failed to change lanes for a stopped emergency vehicle, police said. He was later extradited to West Virginia and indicted for failing to appear for sentencing by a federal grand jury in Huntington. He faces an additional five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted on that charge.

Bowyer was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge David A. Faber in Bluefield.


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