The accused South Carolina teen serial rapist who avoided any prison sentence visited the gravesite of one of his alleged victims after she took her own life, her family members have revealed.
Bowen Turner, 19, got off with a sentence of probation in a plea deal last week in Orangeburg County Court after admitting to assaulting another woman, pastor’s daughter Chloe Bess in 2019.
He was also accused of committing two other sexual assaults as a minor, including attacking 18-year-old Dallas Stoller in 2018, but charges in that case were dropped when Dallas died in November 2021, before Turner could be brought to trial.
Now, in emotional interviews with the Murdaugh Murders podcast, Dallas’ sister and father confirmed that she died of a self-inflicted injury, saying that she had suffered cruel abuse from classmates and even teachers after reporting the assault.
The family also revealed that they were horrified to learn that ankle monitor logs showed that Turner had visited Dallas’ gravesite in January, for reasons that are unclear. A sign by the grave now reads: ‘Bowen Turner, you are NOT welcomed here!’
Dallas accused Turner of raping her at a lakeside party on October 7, 2018, where friends found her lying unconscious as Turner stood putting his pants on. Bruises and scratches all over her body provided evidence of a violent assault, her family members say.
‘I think this is just a tragedy for these families,’ Sarah Ford, an attorney for the victims’ families, told DailyMail.com of the case in an interview on Wednesday.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Keith Griffith and Andrea Blanco