Sacto 9-1-1
December 9, 2009
Church deacon arrested on child molestation charges

clip_image002.jpgdeacon.jpgFrom Bill Lindelof:

A church deacon has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation by Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives.

Robert Lindsay Cowan (photo left), 65, of Cool, El Dorado County, was arrested at his home on Tuesday on five counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 years.

Cowan, a deacon in the Baptist Church of Cool, on occasion traveled to the Sacramento area for in-home Bible study sessions. It was during one of these in-home meetings that the molestations are suspected to have occurred.

Cowan was booked into Sacramento County Jail and is being held without bail. The sheriff's department investigation is on-going with detectives looking into whether Cowan might be a suspect in other molestations.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John Linke at (916) 874-5964.

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