Man abuses 8-year-old during night while family slept in same cabin

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PRESCOTT - The following is a release from the Prescott Police Department:

On June 16, 2009 Prescott Police Detectives arrested 20-year old Kingman resident Patrick West-Owens for three counts of Sexual Assault, three counts of Sexual Abuse and one count of Indecent Exposure.

West-Owens accompanied a church group from Kingman to an event at the Camp Yavapines located at 2999 Iron Springs Rd.While at the Camp, he spent the night in a cabin with a Kingman family he has known. While the family slept, he lured an 8-year old female into his bunk where he coaxed her into various sex acts.

Upon the family learning the following morning of what transpired from the 8-year old girl, they transported West-Owens back to Kingman and returned to the Prescott camp where police learned of this incident.After further investigation, detectives went to Kingman where they located West-Owens and interviewed him about this incident.After the interview, they placed him under arrest and transported him the Yavapai County Camp Verde Jail where he was booked.

West-Owens is currently being held without bond pending his next court appearance scheduled for June 23, 2009.

The Prescott Police Department is asking anyone who may have any information about this case or any other possible cases that West-Owens may have been involved in to contact Detective Ryan Hobbs at (928) 777-1926.