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Undersheriff says former jail guard cultivated relationship with an inmate

In June a 25-year-old corrections officer in Seneca County was arrested on felony drug charges following an investigation by Geneva Police.

Now, 25-year-old Adam T. Bowen, a Geneva resident was charged with official misconduct and second-degree attempted promoting prison contraband.

Investigators say that the charges were filed on Friday.

In an update by Undersheriff John Cleere, the new charges were outlined as follows against Bowen.

“The charges stem from a lengthy investigation conducted jointly with the Geneva Police Department and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office,” Cleere said in an emailed release. “It is alleged that Bowen used his official capacities as a Seneca County Correction Officer to cultivate a relationship with an inmate of the Seneca County Correctional Facility.”

Cleere said that it was further alleged that Bowen attempted to smuggle contraband into the facility, but was intercepted by investigators.

Bowen was arraigned in Romulus Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

Cleere says that Bowen is currently incarcerated at the Ontario County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges.

He had previously been charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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