Sowers Convicted of Capital Sexual Battery, Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 4:25PM

Sowers Convicted of Capital Sexual Battery, Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms

P R E S S   R E L E A S E    

October 11, 2018


State of Florida v. Henry Sowers

DOB: 10/27/1952                                                      

2016-304945 CFDB – 1.) Capital Sexual Battery – Victim Under 12 Years of Age

                                     2.) L&L Molestation

Daytona Beach Shores Office of Public Safety

Date of Offense: 07/25/2013


Sowers Convicted of Capital Sexual Battery – Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms


DAYTONA BEACH – A Volusia County Jury deliberated late into the evening of October 10, 2018, before convicting Henry Sowers, 65, of Capital Sexual Battery, following a two-day trial that ran until 6pm. Following the guilty verdicts, Circuit Judge Kathryn Weston sentenced Sowers to two consecutive life sentences. Sowers does not have the possibility of early release.


            On January 1, 2016, Sowers performed oral sex on a child. Following the sex act, Sowers purchased Yu-Gi-Oh cards in an attempt to keep the child from disclosing the sexual battery. However, the child Victim in this case courageously disclosed the battery to law enforcement.


            Sowers has two prior convictions for possession of controlled substances but no other criminal history.


            Assistant State Attorney Kevin Sullivan, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Circuit Judge Kathryn Weston presided over the case and pronounced sentence. The defendant represented himself in the case.


For more information contact:


Spencer S. Hathaway

Managing Assistant State Attorney / Public Information Officer

Office of R.J. Larizza

State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit

251 N. Ridgewood Avenue

(386)239-7710 x 14768



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