Peter Bowman, 47, a resident of El Rancho, was arraigned this morning on two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. Bowman is a teacher at Los Alamos Middle School.
Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados conducted the hearing at Los Alamos Justice Center. She kept Bowman’s bond set at $20,000 cash or surety. Bowman remained in custody at the Los Alamos County Detention Center as of press time.
If convicted Bowman faces up to three years in prison for each count, and up to $5,000 in fines, Casados said.
Los Alamos police became aware of an alleged crime after a 14-year-old LAMS student came forward about her relationship with Bowman, Police Capt. Randy Foster said.