Owl City Member Pleads Guilty To ‘Lewdness With A Child’
A former member of Indie pop group Owl City by the name of Daniel Jorgensen has pleaded guilty to the charge of lewdness with a child at a court house hearing in New Jersey, USA. The artist was originally charged with criminal sexual conduct in 2015, due to an incident that occurred back in 2013.
According to authorities, Jorgensen had sexual contact with a minor on a beach, and reportedly attempted to lure her back to the bands hotel room and/or tour bus to engage in further activity.
Jorgensen, who’s now 32 years of age has now admitted before the court that he had exposed himself to the victim and has since been sentenced to serve a total of two years probation in Minneapolis.
The musician was formerly a touring guitarist, vibraphone and bassist in Owl City’s live shows. The band reportedly fired Jorgensen when the allegations of sexual conduct with a minor came to their attention.
Following his departure, Owl City released a statement outlining his departure as “necessary and appropriate.”
”As of this weekend, we have terminated Daniel Jorgensen’s employment and all involvement as a touring member of Owl City. Please understand that this business decision does not implicate Daniel in the judicial system, but was both necessary and appropriate given the allegations that have surfaced over the last handful of days.” – Steve Bursky, December 9. 2013.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Jorgensen has had similar allegations made about him. Suspicions were originally raised around Jorgensen back in 2013, after a female teen wrote a post on Tumblr alleging the two had inappropriate contact in Atlantic City while the artist was on tour.
“Something Daniel does, and is very good at, is manipulating people,” she wrote, as she explained in detail how Jorgensen pressured her to make out with him, and how she had to direct his hands away from touching her.
Owl City, aka Adam Young first rose to fame a little over eight years ago in 2009 with the massively successful hit single “Fireflies”, which went six times platinum worldwide and spent three weeks at the top of the UK singles chart.
View the video for “Fireflies” below: