Liberia: Ex-Redemption Hospital Administrator Hooked for Rape, Again
MONROVIA – Police in Monrovia have arrested 53-year-old Tobias Bowen for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in the Bernard Farm community.
The alleged incident occurred on July 26 when the victim’s mother had sent her to deliver some item to him in the neighborhood. He was, however, arrested on July 28.
Bowen previously fled the United States in 2015 while on $10,000 bail, charged with two counts of rape of his underage daughter. He returned to his job in Liberia and was later arrested in the United Kingdom and made to serve his sentence in the United States after which he was deported to Liberia.
He worked at administrator at the Redemption Hospital.
According to the police in Monrovia, Bowen had been sexually abusing the 14-year-old since 2018 but constantly threatened to kill should she disclose to anyone.
His international drama began after he was charged with rape, sexual abuse and related charges in connection with an underage girl incapable of consent.
Before his arraignment, Bowen fled to Liberia, where he worked openly as an administrator at the Redemption Hospital.
Local authorities enlisted the help of federal agents in the United States, an extradition request was subsequently sent to Liberia was never carried out.
So federal agents waited for years, until they got a tip that Bowen was traveling to Great Britain in 2014. Working with British authorities, Bowen was taken into custody when his plane landed in Britain.
His case then dragged on in British courts, before Bowen was finally returned to the U.S. in 2016. He was arraigned on rape and related charges in August of that year.
He was sentenced to 3 years in prison for sex abuse, but given credit for the time he’d been in custody, leading to his quick release to immigration officials.
Bowen is actually a citizen of the Netherlands, according to the U.S. media.