Alleged Laurel child molester back in court

LAUREL, MS (WDAM)- A Laurel man with a history of child molestation is back in court in Jones county today.

John Bartholomew Lowe, 39, is charged with child pornography and molestation.  Lowe was arrested in San Diego, California in September 2009.  Just three months after a warrant was issued for his arrest on touching a child for lustful purposes. He is also accused of downloading at least five child pornography videos with very graphic titles.

When Lowe fled the area, his truck was found abandoned in the Wal Mart parking lot in Columbia. If convicted, Lowe could be sentenced to life in prison for violating his MDOC probation on earlier convictions from Forrest County of voyeurism and exploitation of a child.

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