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Police use DNA to connect Sierra Vista man to child sex crimes

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 20:48:39-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Sierra Vista police arrested a man on child sex charges after connecting him to the crimes with DNA test results.

Police say 42-year-old David Britton Bowser took an underage girl to a gas station on Highway 92 in August 2019. The girl left the car and asked a clerk to help her get away from him.

Bowser was inside his vehicle and impaired, with a blood alcohol content of 0.245 -- three times the legal limit.

The girl said Bowser committed sex crimes against her, and police investigated.

They say Bowser lived with the girl's grandmother and the girl was staying there when the crime happened.

Police collected physical evidence from the apartment, as well as DNA evidence from the girl and Bowser.

The DNA results connected Bowser to the crime.

Police arrested Bowser Thursday and booked him into Pima County Jail on 14 criminal counts, including sexual assault, child molestation, sexual contact with a minor under age 15, kidnapping, child abuse, unlawfully introducing liquors to a minor and aggravated DUI.

Those with information about this incident should call 520-452-7500.