Rockville man found guilty in armed rape and home invasion

PHOTO: Bowersox being questioned by detectives

PHOTO: Bowersox being questioned by detectives

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A man was found guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting a woman at knifepoint last November after he broke into her home.

Myles Bowersox, 24, was found guilty on charges of first, second, and third degree sexual assault, as well as home invasion. He had held a knife to the victim and threatened to return and murder her if she told anyone about the assault.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Bowersox lifted the victim’s shirt over her eyes so she couldn’t identify him, then pinned her so she couldn’t move and punched her in the mouth when she tried to call out to her roommate.

The victim suffers from a mental illness, and prosecutors presented evidence that he was aware of this.

The cornerstone of the case were the very crisp fingerprints that were found at the scene by police, and were a match to Bowersox’s. When asked by investigators why his fingerprints would be found in the victim’s apartment, he could not say.