‘An absolute nightmare:’ Man accused of raping 9 women still hasn’t gone to trial

ATLANTA — The victims of a serial rapist who is accused of raping and assaulting at least nine women are furious that his trial has once again been delayed.

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Kenneth Bowen III is facing more than 65 charges stemming from a series of assaults he’s accused of dating back to 2016.

But due to a series of changes in his legal team and the pandemic, he has yet to face the consequences.

Channel 2′s Tom Jones talked to some of Bowen’s victims, who said the delay in getting justice is a nightmare and they have not been able to move on.

A woman who only wanted to be identified as Millicent said she is anxious to walk into court.

“I’m just ready to do my impact statement. I’m ready to face him,” she said. “I’ve been writing that statement since day one. I just want my day in court that bad.”


Millicent said she wants to tell Bowen what an evil person he is. But her day in court is delayed once again. Millicent and other victims got a letter from the district attorney’s office saying the specially-set trial for Bowen will be delayed.

That’s because Bowen’s contracted public defender left the office.

Millicent said Bowen has had too many attorneys to count, and it keeps delaying the trial and delays the victims from moving on.

“It’s like a big dark cloud just hanging over me,” she said.

Bowen was arrested in 2019. District Attorney Tasha Mosely said COVID kept the case from going to trial and then Bowen kept changing attorneys.

“It has been an absolute nightmare,” Mosely said. “I think we’re all frustrated. We made a promise to those victims that we would get them justice just as soon as we could coming out of COVID. And now, we can’t keep our word.”

Millecent said the delays make her think about the night her attacker broke into her home, punched and choked her before sexually assaulting her.

“Every time, when it gets close to that date, I’m like, ‘I still can’t believe we haven’t gone to trial,’” she said.

The public defender said Bowen has a new attorney and it’s going to take some time for him to get up to speed.

The DA said she really wants to try the case this year.