The criminal justice system always has to deal with all sorts of demented scenarios and bizarre situations on a routine basis.
From serial killers to abusive parents, to terrorists and sex offenders, courts are scenarios for a non-stop show of the worst of humanity.
Still, now and then, a case is so strange and so absolutely bizarre that it makes it to the newspaper headlines.
This, the issue of Bryan Anthony Bowen, a pedophile man with dwarfism who was not sent to jail on account of his stature, is one example.
In November of 2017, the case came to the attention of British newspapers that Bowen, twenty-six at the time and responsible for harassing and soliciting sex two underage girls (one of sixteen years of age, the other of thirteen), had been spared prison by the judge due to his height.
Keep on reading to find more about the what and why of probably one of the craziest stories of the late 2010s.
10 An Unstable Person
Bryan Anthony Bowen was born in Welshpool, Powys, Wales, in 1991. He is a person with dwarfism, learning disabilities, and a general strain of antisocial behavior often described as “immature” and unable to adapt to everyday circumstances.
Although he hadn’t had any previous criminal convictions or reports of past illegal activity, it’s clear that what he did came from his overall “normal” personality and not from any particular circumstances at the time.
9 The Crimes
And the time was 2015. Bowen’s prosecutor, attorney Anna Price, explained that during that year, Bowen sent an online message to a fifteen-year-old: “Do you want to f-ck?”
Not satisfied with the girl blocking him and not responding, he again contacted her for her sixteenth birthday, with another disgusting message: “I will f-ck you for your birthday present.” To make things worse, he also wrote notes of a similar tone to a thirteen-year-old, to whom she asked if she had a boyfriend.