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"Serial rapist" faces up to 15 years in prison

10/25/2013 UPDATE:

The former Epic employee accused of taking explicit pictures and videos of a passed-out teenager faces at least 15 years in prison.

28-year-old Brian Stowe pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges stemming from the incident in October of last year.

Stowe also faces 62 felony counts in Dane County Court for similar incidents with eight other alleged victims.

He'll be back in court next month.

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06/12/2013: UPDATE

 

The Madison man accused of raping several women in our area is now facing a new, federal charge and will no longer be allowed to post bail. That's according to officials at the Madison Police Department and the Dane County Jail.

On Monday, 28-year-old Brian Stowe posted $527,000 in bail after his initial court appearance.

But on Tuesday, Madison police took him back into custody after on the request of U.S. Marshals, booking him on a new, federal charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. The new federal charge means he will not be allowed to post bail anymore.

Stowe faces more than 1,400 years in prison if convicted on charges that he allegedly drugged and assaulted seven women, Including a 17-year-old girl.

Prosecutors say he also took photos and videos of them while they were naked and unconscious.

Many of the victims were his co-workers at Epic Systems in Verona, where he worked until being recently fired.

 

06/11/2013: UPDATE

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison man is accused of drugging and assaulting seven women -- many who were co-workers.

Prosecutors in Dane County say 28-year-old Brian Stowe photographed or videotaped the victims while they were naked and unconscious. A criminal complaint says one woman said she felt "disgusted, embarrassed and betrayed" after detectives showed her images of herself.

Stowe is charged with 62 felonies. He's also accused of possessing nude photos of another unconscious woman he allegedly took on a trip out of state. Stowe was arrested at work in Verona on May 31. Six of the women were co-workers.

The State Journal says Stowe posted $500,000 bail following his arrest, but was taken into custody again Monday after charges were filed, posted another $27,000 and surrendered his British passport before he was again freed.

06/10/2013: UPDATE

A Dane County Judge has increased bond for Brian Stowe to $527,000. The 28 year old Madison man is also required to turn in all his passports.

Shortly after Stowe's initial appearance in court last week, he posted his $500, 000 bond. 

Stowe faces 62 felony counts for alleged assaults on as many as nine women. Some of his victims are reportedly co-workers at a Verona company where Stowe was a project manager.

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A 28 year old Madison man is accused of drugging and raping at least nine women and videotaping the assaults. Brian Stowe was in Dane County Court Tuesday, where bond was set at $500,000. Prosecutors say Stowe is a "serial rapist."

Police were contacted last fall by a 17 year old girl, who believed she was drugged and raped by Stowe The teen had only met Stowe for a brief time when they shared a cab. At one point, the girl went to his apartment and drank a glass of water. She says she became drowsy within minutes.

During a search warrant of Stowe's East Wilson Street apartment, many videos and pictures were found of him performing sex acts on young women who were either sleeping or unconscious. The tapes and pictures go as far back as 2009.

 

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