A Frederick County sheriff's deputy faces charges of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.


Sam Bowman, 46, of New Market, was charged with sex abuse and a forth-degree sex offense. He posted a $75,000 bond.

Police said Bowman drove the girl home after school on March 9 and had sexual contact with her while her parents were away.

Police began investigating after the Child Protective Services contacted the sheriff's office about Bowman, who worked as a school resource officer at Walkersville High School.

Bowman, who joined the sheriff's department in August, has been suspended without pay.

Scott McCabe