Child Molestation Arrest
A Buncombe County man is behind bars, charged with molesting a 13-year-old.
Thirty-one-year-old Jason Andrew Owenby of Fairview is facing several felony charges. Investigators at the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office were unable to speak to News 13 about this case Friday. But we do have what warrants say about the alleged abuse.
Deputies say Jason Andrew Owenby was arrested and booked into the Buncombe County Jail Thursday. According to court documents the 31-year-old is facing three felony charges. Owenby is charged with statutory rape, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Warrants say Owenby did engage in a sexual act with a juvenile. The alleged victim was 13-years-old at the time. Court documents also show that during the sexual encounter Owenby photographed the minor's hand holding his private parts.
Owenby is being held under $100,000 bond. The clerks office tell News 13, Owenby's next court appearance is scheduled for October 1st.