June 17, 2022

Federal Arrest of an El Paso Man for Enticing a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

EL PASO, TX—On June 16, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation El Paso Field Office arrested 41-year-old Shamsadean Jermaine Bowie from El Paso, Texas. Bowie has been charged by a federal criminal complaint filed yesterday with one count of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b)—Coercion or Enticement of Minor.

In connection with the investigation, FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey R. Downey said, “I am proud of the work done by FBI El Paso’s Child Exploitation & Human Trafficking Task Force to ensure that another child predator was taken off the streets. People that prey upon the innocence of our children will be held accountable for their actions.”

The FBI El Paso’s Child Exploitation & Human Trafficking Task Force along with U.S. Army CID is investigating this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Winters is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

Upon conviction, Bowie faces 10 years up to life in federal prison per count.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.