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New Info About Pastor Sex Crime Investigation

Newschannel 6 has confirmed that Vicar Owen Davis has been arrested in Denton County, TX. Jail records indicate he was arrested around 10:30 PM on Wednesday and posted a $50,000 bond and was released around 3:00AM Thursday morning.

We have confirmed the Young County Grand Jury has handed down an indictment against Owen Davis for Aggravated Sexual Assault. The charge is a First Degree Felony and could carry up to 99 years in prison.

The indictment against Davis says in late August of 2010 Davis committed Aggravated Sexual Assault against a woman. Investigators said the woman had been working at Davis' home in Graham.

Investigators said she had signed a contract with him that appeared to be a confidentiality agreement. They said he used that contract to intimidate her into doing what he told her to.

Investigators say the woman was at first hesitant to come forward with her story because of her legal status in the country.

Search warrants were served at Davis' Graham home, is home in the Metroplex, Faith Lutheran Church and a hunting lease in Jack County. Several cameras and computers were seized. The computers were sent to a forensic company that is working to recover any information that may have been deleted.

Investigators say so far they found video of Davis with 2 women. They believe one of them to be the alleged victim. Investigators say the alleged victim claims Davis told her he had to video tape the encounter because he needed to send the tape to a doctor.

Investigators say that Davis told them he was a member of a web site where members trade sex videos.

Investigators are also worried that there may be other potential victims out there but are afraid to speak up because of immigration status.

Davis is the Vicar at Faith Lutheran Church in Graham. According to his Linkedin profile page, he has been with the church since July 2009.

Davis' permanent residence is in Highland Village, Texas north of Dallas. He has a weekend home in Graham where he worked for the local Lutheran church. In Graham he hired a woman to do yard work at his home which eventually led to her doing housework in the home. It was at that time that the woman claims she was sexually assaulted. She went to local law enforcement in September 2010 when the investigation started. This is an ongoing, joint investigation between Texas Rangers, Young County Sheriff, Highland Village Police Dept. and the Jack County Sheriff's Department.

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