ALBANY, N.Y. – A man has been sentenced to state prison after he was found guilty of a violent felony in April.
According to District Attorney P. David Soares, Gene Bowman, 36, was sentenced to 21 years in State Prison on Monday morning. His term will be followed by 20 years of Post-Release Supervision.
On April 7, Bowman was found guilty following a jury trial of one Count of Rape in the First Degree, a Violent Felony.
On January 15, 2012 around 6:30am, Bowman forcibly raped a victim in a parking lot near 500 Central Avenue in Albany.
During the assault, the Bowman strangled and repeatedly hit the victim in the head with a closed fist. He also told the victim that he would kill her if she resisted. Following the assault, the victim ran towards several witnesses screaming she had just been raped.
The defendant was arrested on June 10, 2013 after an investigation by the Albany Police Department. Authorities matched DNA that was collected from sexual assault evidence to the defendant’s DNA.
Bowman must register as a Sex Offender following his release from incarceration.