Montgomery, PA man found guilty of various child sex abuse charges
A Montgomery County man has plead guilty to various child sex abuse charges. The assaults took place from January 2006 to June 2011.
Barry McOwen of Schwenksville, P.A. was charged with drugging and raping three young girls, then posting the violent acts on the internet. He was charged with 651 counts that include multiple rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual abuse of children, endangering the welfare of children, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, invasion of privacy, and drug violation charges.
George Yacoubian Jr., McOwen’s lawyer, told NBC10 Philadelphia that his client took the stand and plead guilty to the charges of one count of child rape, three counts of indecent assault, four counts of creating child pornography, and one count of dissemination of child porn.
Yacoubian said that McOwen plead guilty to try and spare himself of harsh punishment, and also sought to spare family members from having to testify. All together, the charges against him could potentially add up to 50 ½ to 100 years in prison.
McOwen’s “special juice”, which he used to drug the girls, was allergy and prescription medications. The victims, who were left in his care, were between six and ten years old.
Internet chats were his main source of sharing the videos and pictures of the incidents. In his chats, McOwen’s said, “All the times I loved touching her and fondling her and the best part is she has no clue” and “I want to rape any pre-teen so bad.”
Due to an investigation in Washington State on child porn trading, McOwen’s was eventually arrested because of his trading with another individual.