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Crime Report - Sept. 25, 2013
Owens to serve 25 years for molesting stepdaughters
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A Lee County man will serve 25 years after a Kershaw County jury found him guilty of molesting his stepdaughters. Circuit Court Judge R. Ferrell Cothran sentenced James Walter Owens, 39, after a jury found Owens guilty of one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of committing lewd acts. Cothran sentenced Owens to 25 years on the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, 18 years each on both second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges and 10 years each on both lewd act charges.