Former gymnastics coach booked with child molestation, rape

Former gymnastics coach booked with child molestation, rape
Arthur Bowlin, 48, is accused of molestation and rape of a juvenile while he was a coach at a gymnastics facility.

BELLE CHASSE, LA (WVUE) - A former assistant coach at Fliptastics Gymnastics in Belle Chasse has been booked with eight counts of molestation of a juvenile and one count of first degree rape.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office and Westbank Task force Force arrested Arthur Bowlin, 48, of Marrero on Tuesday.

The charges are stemmed from incidents that allegedly occurred approximately between 2001 and 2006 involving two victims who were juveniles at the time of occurrence while Bowlin was an assistant coach at the gym.

This is an ongoing investigation as additional charges are pending as additional victims are being interviewed.

If you have any additional information or knowledge of incidents involving Bowlin, please contact Detective Sergeant Holly Hardin at 504-934-6824.

Additional information regarding this case will be released as it's made available.

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