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4:06 pm
Thu July 23, 2009

Indictment Unsealed

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma M.E. investigator indicted

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Kevin Rowland, the former chief investigator for the Oklahoma medical examiner's office, has been indicted on four counts of sexual battery, including allegations that he groped and propositioned women he worked with.

Rowland, who resigned his job in March, surrendered to authorities in Tulsa after the indictment was unsealed Thursday. His bond was set at $2,000 per count. An Aug. 3 arraignment date was set.

A multi-county grand jury report accused Rowland of sexually harassing female co-workers and being abusive. It said two women filed grievances that somehow went missing.

Scott Adams, Rowland's attorney, called the prosecution of Rowland a political hack job motivated by Rowland's desire to close the medical examiner's office in Tulsa.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

Below is the Court Information from The Oklahoma Supreme Court Network:
IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR TULSA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA State of Oklahoma v. ROWLAND, KEVIN E.
No. CF-2009-3474 (Criminal Felony) Filed: 07/23/2009 Judge: Kellough, William C
Parties ROWLAND, KEVIN E. , Defendant STATE OF OKLAHOMA , Plaintiff Attorneys Attorney Represented Parties Events Event Party Docket Reporter Counts Parties appear only under the counts with which they were charged. For complete sentence information, see the court minute on the docket.
Count # 1. Count as Filed: SEXB, SEXUAL BATTERY , in violation of 21 O.S. 1123(B) Date Of Offense: 01/01/2006 Party Name: Disposition Information: ROWLAND, KEVIN E. Pending.
Count # 2. Count as Filed: SEXB, SEXUAL BATTERY , in violation of 21 O.S. 1123(B) Date Of Offense: 01/01/2006 Party Name: Disposition Information: ROWLAND, KEVIN E. Pending.
Count # 3. Count as Filed: SEXB, SEXUAL BATTERY , in violation of 21 O.S. 1123(B) Date Of Offense: 01/01/2006 Party Name: Disposition Information: ROWLAND, KEVIN E. Pending.
Count # 4. Count as Filed: SEXB, SEXUAL BATTERY , in violation of 21 O.S. 1123(B) Date Of Offense: 01/01/2006 Docket Date Code Count Party Serial # Entry Date 07-23-2009