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* Lecah Owens Of San Rafael Was Arrested For Sexual Relationships With Novato Teen

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A San Rafael man arrested for allegedly having unlawful sex with an underage Novato girl is scheduled to appear in Marin County Superior Court this afternoon.Lecah Darod Owens, 29, was arrested around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Northgate Mall. He was not an employee there and has no connection with any of the mall’s businesses, San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.Rohrbacher said the girl and her mother reported the sexual relationship to police Tuesday afternoon.The girl said she met Owens a year ago through mutual friends when she was 14 and that Owens was aware of her age, Rohrbacher said.The two began a sexual relationship and Owens provided the girl with alcohol and drugs during the entire time they spent together, Rohrbacher said Owens was booked into the Marin County jail on seven felony and two misdemeanor sexual assault charges that include oral copulation, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child age 14 or 15.Rohrbacher said Owens also was booked for the robbery of a Chevron gas station in Terra Linda early Monday morning. His bail is $360,000.The sexual assault investigation is continuing, Rohrbacher said.

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