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Limestone man charged with multiple counts of statutory rape, exploiting 15-year-old girl

Becky Campbell • Aug 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

A Limestone man was arrested

Tuesday on a multiple charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory

rape for allegedly having sex with a teenage juvenile and having explicit

photos of her on his phone.

Taylor Blake Owens, 21, 1810

Bailey Bridge Rd., Limestone, faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

and eight counts of statutory rape.

The charges involve a

teenager with whom he had sexual intercourse and oral sex several times at

different locations.

In addition to having sex

with the teen when she was 15 and 16 years old, Owens told a Washington County

Sheriff’s investigator that he had received sexually explicit photos from the

girl. According to the arrest warrant, Owens had 10 nude photos of the girl.

Owens also allegedly admitted

that he had texted a photo to the girl of his genitals.

The warrant does not indicate

when the alleged incidents occurred, but Owens was interviewed by an investigator

on Tuesday. The warrant also does not indicate how the two know each other.

Owens

was arraigned on the charges in Washington County General Sessions Court

Wednesday and has an Aug. 14 preliminary hearing. He’s being held on a $100,000

bond.