Creep of The Week: Two-Time Sexual Offender Caught With 9-Year-Old Girl in Kent

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A 51-year-old Ravenna man who was convicted twice before for rape and gross sexual imposition with an underage girl allegedly did it again.

William A. Owens was arrested in Kent Monday and charged with having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl—a third-degree felony— at a Dodge Street home. He is being held in Portage County jail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

According to, Williams was released from prison for the previous sexual assaults in August 2007 and is registered as a sexually oriented offender.

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