He will also be put on lifetime sex offender supervision.
A Walkersville man will be spending a long time in prison. In Frederick County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Montrelle Bowie, 23, was sentenced to 43 years in prison for 1st-degree rape and kidnapping. He pleaded guilty to both charges on April 30th, 2013.
"Pretty substantial sentence for a really, really heinous crime," says State's Attorney Charlie Smith.
Judge Ed Dwyer imposed a 60-year sentence on Bowie, and suspended all but 43 years. Bowie will be serving 43 years for the rape offense, and 30 years for the kidnapping offense. Both sentences will be served concurrently. "Mr. Bowie, actually because of this case, is also going to be what they call lifetime supervision for sex offenders. Even though he was given five years probation, after that probation ends, he'll still have lifetime sex offender supervision."
Smith says Bowie sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman on October 14th, 2012. "He approached this 22-year-old young lady in a parking lot of a residence over on South Street in Frederick. He pulled her down to the ground, punched her several times in the face while she screamed for help. At that point in time, he raped her," Smith says.
After the rape, he took her car keys and her car, and forced the victim into her own vehicle. Bowie drove around town and held on the victim's arm so she couldn't get away. During the ride, the victim asked if she could remove her jacket. After Bowie gave permission, the victim opened the door, and jumped out. She was dragged a short distance before managing to get away. The victim was picked up by another motorist who contacted police.
Bowie was arrested in downtown Frederick after several of the victim's friends and famly spotted him, and chased him down.
Smith says the victim wasn't in the courtroom, but her mother was. "Her mom did speak. Basically said, quite frankly, she wanted Mr. Bowie to rot in hell and hoped he got raped in jail," says Smith.