VICTIM OF FORMER OWL CITY MUSICIAN FOUND GUILTY OF LEWDNESS WITH MINOR SPEAKS OUT
MORRISTOWN, N.J., August 1, 2017 – The victim of a former Owl City musician who recently pleaded guilty to lewdness with a child is speaking out and trying to move on.
Daniel Jorgensen, 32, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree lewdness with a child in connection to an incident in Atlantic City, N.J., in August 2013. He was indicted in 2015 for criminal sexual contact, attempting to lure the girl – then under the age of 13 – for sex and exposing himself. Under his plea agreement, Jorgensen, who played guitar, vibraphone and bass, was sentenced to two years’ probation to be served in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minn. He is also ordered to submit his fingerprints and a DNA sample.
With the criminal case now closed, Jorgensen’s victim, K.G. , who is now 18, is speaking out through her attorney, Scott Leonard, of Leonard Legal Group in Morristown, N.J.
“My goal in this is to keep [this] from happening to another young girl,” K.G. states in a statement to Leonard. “I now work with kids, I see their innocence every day and become furious at the thought of any of them having that stolen from them. I want to be able to rest assured that I am keeping at least one predator away from their innocence. All children deserve a childhood, untainted and clean. No child deserves to have to sit and question their worth and their life because they feel both were stolen by monsters like Daniel Jorgensen.”
Adds Leonard: “K.G is a courageous young woman. She hopes that by speaking out publicly about what happened to her, it will empower other children who are the victims of sexual abuse to come forward and report abuse.”
When the allegations of his sexual misconduct first emerged in 2013, Jorgensen was asked to leave the band.
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