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Maryland deputy gets trial date on child sex charges

FREDERICK — A former Frederick County sheriff’s deputy has a January trial date on charges he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl.

Forty-six-year-old Sam Bowman of New Market had a pretrial conference Monday afternoon in Frederick.

He faces three counts of fourth-degree sex offense and one count of sexually abusing a minor.

Bowman was a school resource officer at Walkersville High School. He allegedly had sexual contact with the ninth-grader after driving her home from school in March.