Man accused of breaking into homes purely to view porn

An Oregon man, who allegedly says he is addicted to porn, is arrested and charged with breaking into homes to satisfy his addiction by viewing on stranger's computers.

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You may find there is something quite perplexing about the story of Antone Forrest Deedward Owens.

He was arrested this week for a crime that is troubling to fathom.

For, according to the Associated Press, Owens allegedly broke into people's homes with one sole purpose.

It wasn't to steal jewelry or cars. It wasn't to take away flat screens or entire home cinemas.

No, it was to sit in these people's homes and watch porn on their computers.

His urge was so strong that the 21-year-old Oregon man allegedly sometimes broke in while the occupants were at home -- he was once allegedly caught in someone's bedroom by a boy.

Another time, a woman allegedly came home to discover the presence of porn on her computer. She also allegedly discovered lubricant, towels, and a cell phone close by.

Some might interpret this as showing a bizarre preparedness. However, when the woman picked up the cell phone, she allegedly saw a man standing outside her glass sliding door.

As KVAL News reports it, Owens allegedly confronted her and threatened to kill her.

As word got around the Friendly Street neighborhood in Eugene, Ore., more and more people shared stories of a remarkably similar nature.

Owens -- who is married and has allegedly admitted to his addiction -- has been charged with four counts of burglary, one of menacing and one of coercion.

He was caught after giving a voluntary DNA sample, which was then matched with material left at the scene of one of the alleged break-ins.

Police are still reportedly seeking more people around Friendly Street whose computers might have been invaded.

 

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