MWC Man Sentenced To 27 Years For Producing Child Porn


Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:33 pm
By: News 9


A Midwest City man has been sentenced to 324 months in prison for producing child pornography.

Former professional photographer Jack Russell Owens, 62, made pornographic images of underage girls in his Midwest City home, according to court documents.

Authorities say Owens used both regular cameras and hidden video cameras. He took the pictures and videos in the bathroom, in and around the backyard pool, and in the attic. Owens reportedly kept some of the photos secret.

Evidence shows that Owens, who frequented girls gymnastics events and went to nudist resorts, had been taking photos of young girls, both clothed and unclothed, since the 1980s.

According to court documents, Owens had also molested a 9-year-old girl on more than one occasion. Owens reportedly told the child, who is now a young adult, that she would get in trouble if she reported him.

In addition to homemade child pornography, Owens also possessed about 20,000 images of child pornography that he had downloaded from the Internet on two different home computers and an external hard drive, according to authorities. The bulk of Owens' collection depicted girls between the ages of 5 and 11.

Owens' misconduct came to light when someone observed child pornography on one of Owens' computers and reported it to the Midwest City Police Department.

Owens pled guilty to producing child pornography on May 8, 2013.