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State wants chemical castration for convicted kidnapper

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Updated: 2/26 6:39 pm
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Prosecutors say Elmer Bowman preyed on his victim before torturing her and should be punished with a sentence of life in prison and chemical castration.

A jury Wednesday convicted Bowman of sexual battery with a deadly weapon or force and kidnapping after deliberating for 20 minutes.

Authorities said Bowman kidnapped a 25-year-old woman in Daytona Beach at knifepoint, drove her to Putnam County where he tied her up at her wrists, ankles, and neck.

Prosecutors said Bowman hung the woman from a beam and sexually assaulted and beat her for 17 hours.  Bowman, according to prosecutors, recorded the torture session.

The woman escaped to a neighbor's house when Bowman fell asleep.

Bowman faces 25 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for next Tuesday.

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king kaos - 2/28/2014 11:09 AM
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Agreed, death - immediately please.

Truthseeker - 2/27/2014 4:44 AM
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They should physically castrate him just below his chin.
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