After being arrested for over 300 sexual images of minor children earlier this week, Michael Shawn Owens has now been charged with ‘Rape of a Child’ (felony), and placed on an addition $250,000 bond – for a total of $300,000.
The new charge stems from an incident that he has now confessed to while in custody. According to court documents, during an interview with the Shawn Michael Owens (32) confessed that a little over 1 year ago, after getting out of the shower, he inserted his penis into the 6 year old female victim’s anus. He stated the incident occurred in Davidson County at an address in Hermitage.
Here’s our coverage from earlier this week, of his initial arrest:
Michael Shawn Owens was arrested at his home on Wednesday, after detectives found over 300 sexual images of minor children in his One Drive account.
On 03/28/18, Michael Shawn Owens, 32, was interviewed at his Woodshire Drive residence in Goodlettsville. He was informed that he was not under arrest, and did not have to speak to the detective. He agreed to the interview, and admitted to using his gmail address to upload sexual images of minor children to his Microsoft One Drive account. Detective Adkins reviewed the content of the One Drive account, and found over 300 sexual images of minor children. Owens admitted to uploading the images into the account over the span of the past two years.
We were able to located at least 4 Facebook accounts belonging to Owens, some of which were members of groups dedicated to sharing sexual images of minors, including this one:
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