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Convicted sex offender charged with sexual assault in Johnston County

Posted October 9, 2013 9:03 a.m. EDT

— A 25-year-old registered sex offender was charged Sunday with sexually assaulting a 12-year-girl in Johnston County, the sheriff's office said.

David Michael Owens Jr., who is listed as homeless on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, is charged with first-degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a minor in connection with an assault that happened Saturday. 

According to the sheriff's office, Owens was an acquaintance of the girl he assaulted. He was in the Johnston County jail Wednesday under a $250,000 bond.

Owens was convicted of incest with relatives in 2005 in Orange County. Four years later, he was convicted in Bertie County on two charges of taking indecent liberties with a minor.