Due to a plea deal that saw his offenses reduced to assault and battery, a teenage boy whose father works as an investigator for a state solicitor avoided going to jail for an alleged sex attack.
According to reports, Bowen Gray Turner, 19, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for dragging a woman named Chloe Bess behind a truck at a party in 2019, stripping her of her clothes and sexually assaulting her.
Turner was also charged with rapping a second victim, 18-year-old Dallas Stoller, who died suddenly in November 2021.
The charge against the teen serial rapist was later dismissed. Turner was also charged with a third rape in a different county, but those charges were also withdrawn.
Cause of Death: Dallas Hayer Stoller
Dallas Hayes Stoller, a Charleston College alumni, made the charges against Turner on October 7, 2018.
On November 24, 2021, Stoller passed away.
The cause of Dallas’ death, on the other hand, is unknown.
Photo credit: Facebook/Dallas Hayer Stoller
Miller told The T&D before Friday’s hearing that the Bamberg County charge is being dropped because Stoller is no longer living.
Dallas Stoller’s family believed the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office was uninterested in her case.
“Dallas attended a party in Bamberg County,” Dallas’ father, Karl Stoller, told the court on Friday, April 8. She was carried home from the party highly inebriated, and later that night, after reporting to the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, she was discovered to have been sexually assaulted.
He went on to say that his daughter “took the difficult decision to continue forward with the case, all the while knowing she would be the focus of personal assaults and insults in the community because of who her alleged attacker was.”
“Today’s events are nothing more than a public show with the intent for the defendant to spend no time in jail; apparently fully supported by the (Second Circuit) Solicitor’s Office – the one agency tasked with being the voice of the victims and doing the very best they could to find justice for them,” he said.
“If I felt and absolutely thought the families were well-represented by the solicitor’s office and they honestly did the best job they could,” he continued, “I could entirely accept whatever decision was made.”
“This is a terribly sad day for our state’s victims.”