41-year-old man Charged with Sex with 16-year-old Boy

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A Panama City man had sex with a 16-year-old boy he met via Instagram according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies learned of the multiple encounters from staff and students at a local school who knew the student. 

The suspect, Michael Owen II, told deputies he did not know the age of the victim at the time of the encounters and that the victim lied about his age. 

However, deputies discovered multiple conversations the two had online that proved the victim told Owen his age and that he attended a local high school.

Owen is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual acts with certain minors.  

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