The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

January 23, 2014

19-year-old charged with sexual abuse

An 19-year-old Centerville man is facing one count of third degree sexual abuse according to a Centerville police department criminal report.

The Centerville police department in a criminal complaint and affidavit filed Jan. 7 accuses William Steven Owen with having sex with a 13-year-old female at his residence in the 800 block of East Maple Street in Centerville while he was 18 years old. The complaint states both have been residing in the same residence and sleeping in the same bed since September of 2013.

The complaint states the minor girl is pregnant and is expected to deliver the defendant’s child in May.

The Centerville police department first learned about the situation after a relative of the minor girl approached police on Dec. 23, 2013 with concerns.

The court issued a non-contact against Owen on Jan. 6.

Owen made a initial appearance Jan. 6 and he was released on his own recognizance.

Owen was issued a court appointed attorney.

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