Daniel Jorgensen, a former touring member of the indie pop group Owl City, has pleaded guilty to the charge of lewdness with a child at a court hearing in the US state of New Jersey.
Jorgensen was initially charged with criminal sexual conduct in 2015, in relation to an incident that occurred in 2013.
Authorities claimed he had sexual contact with a minor on the beach, and later tried to lure her back to either his hotel room or the band’s tour bus to engage in further sexual activity.
The musician, now aged 32, admitted before the court that he exposed himself to the girl. He has been sentenced to serve two years’ probation in Minneapolis.
Jorgensen formerly played guitar, vibraphone and bass in Owl City’s live show, but the band fired him when the allegations came to light, releasing a statement saying that his termination was “necessary and appropriate.”
Owl City had a 2009 hit with the song ‘Fireflies‘, and in 2012, had a number one in several countries with the Carly Rae Jepsen collaboration ‘Good Time‘.
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