A Montgomery County man is behind bars charged with allegedly drugging and raping four young girls over the course of several years.
Barry McOwen, 66, of Clemmers Mill Road in Schwenksville, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday when he was charged with multiple rapes, 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, according to the criminal complaint obtained by NBC Philadelphia.
Authorities say McOwen used both allergy and prescription medications, which he referred to as his “special juice” to drug the girls before he sexually assaulted them.
"All the times I loved touching her and fondling her and the best part is she has no clue," McOwen allegedly said in one particular chat, according to the complaint.
All of the victims were between six and 10 years old.
According to investigators, McOwen took pictures and videos of the incidents and shared them with others over the Internet. He often used Internet chat to share his horrific acts. In one chat obtained by authorities, McOwen allegedly told someone else, “I want to rape any pre-teen so bad,” according to the criminal complaint.
McOwen also refers to his “sleep assaults” many times, in many online conversations.
Investigators say the assaults took place over the course of five years – between January 2006 and June 2011.
The investigation into McOwen began when authorities were made aware of child porn trading between McOwen and another individual, thanks to investigation in Washington state. He was arrested in mid-June.
Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman told the Daily Times that reviewing the evidence – incriminating chats, pornographic photos and videos – was like someone punched her in the stomach.
McOwen is being held without bail in Montgomery County.