Former Youth Speaker Claims Mental Defect On Sex Charges

He’s claiming a mental problem. Acton Bowen — once a well-known youth evangelist in the area. He entered a plea on 19 sex charges against kids. And on most of the charges his plea was not guilty by reason of mental defect. Besides the case in Etowah county — Bowen faces similar charges in Jefferson county and in Florida. One of his laywers will ask for a mental exam.