Daniel Jorgensen: Ex-Owl City Touring Member Charged With Criminal Sexual Contact

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to Daniel Jorgensen as a “former member” of Owl City. Jorgensen was a former “touring musician” for the band.

Daniel Jorgensen, a former Owl City touring member, was reportedly charged with criminal sexual contact on Tuesday.

According to Us Weekly, the 30-year-old touring musician was indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for an August, 2013, incident that occurred in Atlantic City.

Associated Press reports that Jorgensen, an active member of Owl City’s touring musicians at the time, had criminal sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl at a nearby beach. The report further claims that Jorgensen attempted to get the young fan to come with him into his hotel room as well as the band’s tour bus to have sex.

Daniel Jorgensen left Owl City’s tour shortly after the band performed at the House of Blues in August, 2013. The band officially confirmed his exit with a statement issued in December of the same year.

“As of this weekend, we have terminated Daniel Jorgensen’s employment and all involvement as a touring member of Owl City. Please understand that this business decision does not implicate Daniel in the judicial system, but was both necessary and appropriate given the allegations that have surfaced over the last handful of days.”

Daniel Jorgensen played vibraphone, bass, and guitar during his tenure as an Owl City touring member.

Owl City was originally formed back in 2007 as a project of singer Adam Young. Young took his experiments with music from his parent’s basement to social media by building an impressive following on MySpace.

Owl City – Fireflies https://t.co/MzLLRfqpcj via @YouTube i decate this song to you because your a adorable kitten @Michael5SOS

— 22 days rowyso (@5SOSEMBLEMS) August 6, 2015

In addition to recording numerous songs for animated films, Owl City released multiple hit singles — including “Fireflies” and “Good Time.”

Quite a few people have responded to the news of Daniel Jorgensen being charged on Twitter.

#DanielJorgensen I can’t find your Twitter to mention you, but if you read this, you belong in a sewer

— Ryzek Hussein (@Foxtrot4978) August 6, 2015

With this criminal charge, Daniel Jorgensen is reportedly facing a $100,000 bail and could possibly serve a jail sentence of up to ten years.

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