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The Pierce County Sheriff's Department's Sex and Kidnap Offender Registration Unit is asking for the public's to find Jeffrey Craig Owens. The 50-year-old sex offender as convicted of raping an 80-year-old woman and is not checking in with deputies as he is required by law to do. A warrant was issued for his arrest on July 13.
When he was 27-years-old, Owens broke into the victim's home in Snohomish County through a front sliding window. The woman woke up and saw him naked and kneeling next to her bed and looking at her. He removed her nightgown and sexually assaulted her. Owens did not participate in sex offender treatment while in prison.
"We take the safety of our elderly people very seriously and anytime we have a guy like this who has a history of attacking women, we want to know where they are and what that are up to," said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. If you can help deputies locate Owens, call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. This is one several Pierce County cases being featured Friday night on “Washington's Most Wanted” at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX.

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