Former preacher gets 20 years

Former preacher gets 20 years

There are 8 comments on the WDTN Dayton story from Jul 25, 2008, titled Former preacher gets 20 years. In it, WDTN Dayton reports that:

Dennis Bowling, the former Riverside pastor convicted of sex crimes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

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Mad Max

Ostrander, OH

#1 Jul 25, 2008
Hang him high...

Urbana, OH

#2 Jul 26, 2008
There isn't a much sicker comment on our society than to have supposed men of God abusing and molesting our children. He won't fare well in prison and I empathize with him for that. But for what he did, he deserves all he gets.

Akron, OH

#3 Jul 26, 2008
This is a very sad day for the Christian community that such a thing like this has happened and will weaken some not so strong in Christ by this man's actions.

Centerburg, OH

#4 Jul 26, 2008
lock him up for life

Ellicott City, MD

#5 Jul 29, 2008
I know some of this man's victims and, believe me, the path of destruction he has left, esp. with the young people, deserves a special corner in hell.

Brandon, Canada

#6 Jul 29, 2008
I'm not religious but they say that god forgives all. Hopefully he'll make an exception this time.

Bellbrook, OH

#7 Jul 29, 2008
This is sickening that this evil creature would violate the trust and faith of his young victims, and scar them and their future children for life. May he rot in hell. Castration for rapists!

Portsmouth, VA

#8 Aug 4, 2008
I used to go to his church and knew everyone there. The mind control tactics he used are familiar to most Christians who know anything about exploitation... its gut wrenching as a parent to know how these precious young women trusted him and that trust was violated in the worst way. I pray they are able to reconstruct their faith in God and not allow the root of bitterness to bear its fruits, but can find healing in God's grace. They and their families are in my prayers as well as Dennis' very kind (now his ex-wife) Kathy and their children. I pray God will uphold her soul in peace and give her strength to go on in life.

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