We’re all familiar with Owl City’s crimes against music, but were you aware there might be actual legal infractions perpetuated in the band’s vicinity? The Associated Press reports that Daniel Jorgensen of Minneapolis, a former touring musician with Owl City, has been charged with criminal sexual contact and attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl to his hotel room, putting an official stamp on allegations that have been swirling for a while. (Note this comment thread from our recent Owl City column.) Per the AP’s report, “Authorities say he committed criminal sexual contact on the beach and then tried to lure the girl to his hotel room and the band’s tour bus to have sex.” The alleged seduction occurred the night of a 2013 Owl City concert in Atlantic City, where Jorgensen, 30, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday. Bail is set at $100,000. If convicted of the second-degree luring charge, Jorgensen could face 5-10 years in prison.
If these allegations are true, credit Adam Young for parting ways with Jorgensen. Either way, though, this whole ordeal only intensifies the unpleasant vibes emanating off this band.