CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A sexual assault victim says she is disappointed that a suspected serial rapist pleaded not guilty.
In August, Clayton County police arrested Kenneth Thomas Bowen III, 24, after they said they had linked his DNA to several attacks.
Bowen was arraigned in Superior Court on Friday. A grand jury had indicted him on 60 charges tied to the alleged attacks that included rape, attempted rape, kidnapping and armed robbery.
He pleaded not guilty.
Channel 2's Tom Jones spoke with two of the women Bowen is accused of assaulting. One of those victims said Friday, if Bowen is convicted, she plans to make a victim impact statement.
Bowen did not appear in court Friday, but two of the women police say he sexually assaulted, did.
"He should never be able to get out again," the first victim said.
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"I want him to live in prison forever. Because I need him to have to think about all the pain he has caused," the second victim said.
Police say Bowen sexually assaulted women in Clayton County over a four-year period.
He's charged with five rapes, but prosecutors say they are waiting for confirmation from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on four other cases.
"At that point we will have DNA matches for nine different incidents," Assistant District Attorney John Fowler said.
Bowen's attorney wants to look into his client's mental state before that happens.
"I will be filing a motion next week for a psychiatric evaluation," attorney John Turner said.
"He knows exactly what he was doing. He not crazy," the second victim told Jones.
She said she can't wait to make a victim impact statement. She plans to tell Bowen he didn't steal her joy.
"I'm still awesome. I'm still great. I'm still blessed. And I'm still worthy of being loved and I have an awesome future," the second victim said.
If there are no conflicts, Bowen's trial could start some time in April.
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