Fruitland man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

SALISBURY, Md. – A Fruitland man was sentenced on Tuesday for sexually abusing a minor.

72-year-old Bruce Fowler pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor on Friday. According to officials, during the summer of 2013, Fowler molested a child under the age of 5 at the time. In 2014, Fowler was convicted of sexually abusing two minor victims, both under the age of 8 at the time of the abuse.

Fowler has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars, to run consecutively to a 15 year sentenced that he is currently serving for two 2014 convictions in Wicomico County. He will also be required to register and be supervised as a Tier III sex offender for life.

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