Diamond Springs Man Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with Placerville Boys

Eric Jaramishian, Mountain Democrat

PLACERVILLE, California (InEDC) Dec 16, 2022 — The investigation is ongoing. Police officials ask anyone with information to contact Crime Reduction Team detectives at (530) 642-5210.

Placerville police say they took into custody 45-year-old Diamond Springs resident Joshua John Bowen Dec. 8 after a “sting” operation on charges related to inappropriate contact with minors.

The Placerville Police Department launched an investigation after Bowen reportedly contacted two teenage boys on social media, sharing pornographic photographs and engaging in “inappropriate” dialogue, according to a news release.

The alleged victims, aged 13 and 16, live in Placerville.