Fredericksburg man indicted on sexual battery charges

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A Fredericksburg man has been arrested on multiple sexual battery charges. 

A Fredericksburg Police spokesperson said that the victim told authorities on Dec. 18 that 58-year-old Larry Owens took advantage of her. 

“As the investigation began, detectives became aware of additional incidents where females were taken advantage of by Owens. On January 7, the police department executed a search warrant at Owens’ house, located in the 300 block of Wolfe Street,” a Fredericksburg Police spokesperson said. 

On May 29, a grand jury indicted Owens on three charges of aggravated sexual battery, one charge of forcible sodomy and one charge of possession of a schedule IV drug. Police say the incidents stem from four separate incidents. 

Owens turned himself in at Fredericksburg Police Headquarters on June 3He is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

The Fredericksburg Police Department is concerned there may be other victims and strongly encourages anyone victimized to contact Detective Mejia at 540-373-3122.

The Fredericksburg Police Department asks anyone with information that may help with the investigation into Mr. Owens to call police at (540) 373-3122. To make an anonymous tip, send a text to “847-411” and text “FPDtip” followed by your tip. Or, download the free FPD Tip app available for Android and iPhones. To download the app, search “FPD Tip” in the Google or iTunes App Store.

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