KAYSVILLE, Utah — A 37-year-old man has been charged with forcible sexual abuse after he allegedly groped a 17-year-old girl who agreed to expose her breasts to the man if he would attend church.
According to charging documents filed earlier this month, Leland Christopher Bowers is charged with one count of forcible sexual abuse as a second-degree felony.
The man allegedly communicated with a 17-year-old girl via Facebook messenger.
Charging documents state: “The Defendant arranged a meeting with the minor female at a church. The Defendant made a promise to the seventeen year old female that if she exposed her breasts to him he would attend church.”
The girl told police she was concerned about the man because he told her he was suicidal and suffering from depression.
Mesa County / Grand Junction Daily Sentinel