A Montana Mines man arrested earlier this month on charges of child sexual abuse and incest with a 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged Thursday with 41 more felony counts involving incest, child sexual abuse and assault, officials said.

Thomas L. Bowman, 39, was arraigned on the new charges by Magistrate Hank Middlemas. Bowman, who is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, was arraigned during a video conference in magistrate court.

At the request of Assistant Prosecutor Christina Mulligan, Middlemas set Bowman’s bond at $25,000 cash only on each count.

Bowman’s bond on the new charges is thus $1.025 million cash.

Bowman is charged with additional counts of sexually abusing and assaulting the boy and a girl, said State Police Corporal Adam Scott.

Scott is a member of the State Police’s new child protection unit. The unit was formed last year.

The alleged assaults on the children occurred from Dec. 1, 2005, through Nov. 30, 2006, according to police criminal complaints filed by Cpl. Scott.

The children were removed from the home last month when their mother was arrested on charges of child abuse and neglect.

Thomas Bowman was first arrested on Jan. 5 and charged with three counts of child sexual abuse by a parent, three counts of incest and one count of obstructing an officer.

E-mail Bill Byrd at bbyrd@timeswv

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