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Wanted Derry sex offender arrested in Erie

Jacob Tierney
| Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Robert W. Bowen Jr., 44, of Derry Township is wanted by state police after he did not comply with Megan's Law registration requirements. Bowen was convicted of indecent assault in 2007 and was recently released from prison.
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Robert W. Bowen Jr., 44, of Derry Township is wanted by state police after he did not comply with Megan's Law registration requirements. Bowen was convicted of indecent assault in 2007 and was recently released from prison.

The Derry Township sexual predator sought by police has been arrested in Erie, according to state police.

Robert W. Bowen Jr., 44, provided law enforcement with a false address following his release from prison Nov. 7, police said.

Bowen was convicted in 2007 of indecent assault against two minors under the age of 13. He was deemed by the courts to meet the criteria for a sexually violent predator, according to a state police release. He is required to register as a Megan's Law offender for life.

Failure to comply with registration requirements is a first-degree felony.

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