19 Sex Crime Charges against Local Man | Crime

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19 Sex Crime Charges against Local Man
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man is in jail facing 19 counts relating to sex crimes against children under 12.

Much of the information in the arrest report for 40-year-old Carl Montgomery Owen has been redacted prior to its release, but the charges and the number of victims are detailed.

The investigation began on August 18 at Owen's apartment on Holly Bell Drive in Arlington.

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol officer went to the home to investigate a report of lewd acts on several children.

The investigation revealed six victims and five complainants.

The victims reported similar stories and said Owen forced them to rub lotion on his genitals, had them play naked hide and seek, showed them pornographic videos and, in at least one of the cases, penetrated.

Owen was arrested in September and is charged with capital sexual battery, sexual battery, 3 counts of sale, distribution or showing obscene materials to minors, and 14 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

Each of the charges against him offers no bond.

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