Bardstown man indicted on charges of sexual intercourse with 17-year-old


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old.

Nathan Bowling, 36, of Bardstown, was indicted on charges that include third-degree rape; intimidating a participant in a legal process; tampering with physical evidence; and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

According to the indictment, between October 2018 and June 2019, the 36-year-old Bowling allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old. He was also indicted for alleged intimidation of someone involved in legal process between May 31 and June 5, 2019.

The indictment further alleges that Bowling tampered with physical evidence when he deleted the contents of his phone to avoid revealing the information in a police investigation sometime between May 31 and June 5, 2019. The indictment also alleges that on June 6, 2019, Bowling was found with a switchblade knife in his pants pocket.

Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions. His arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 5, 2019.

All the charges in the indictment — except the concealed weapon charge — are Class D felonies punishable by a maximum of 1 to 5 years in prison. The concealed weapons charge is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by 90 days to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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