Local Evangelist Arrested

A well-known Alabama evangelist was arrested in Hoover Tuesday on child sex charges. 37 year old Paul Acton Bown accused of abusing a boy under the age of 16 — a family acquaintence. The founder of Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries is charged with second-degree sodomy, enticing a child to enter a vehicle or house for immoral purposes, and second-degree sex abuse. Bowen issued a statement saying “”I have not done what I am accused of and have not acted inappropriately in any way.”