Daniel Jorgensen, a former member of the pop/rock/electronica band Owl City, has pleaded guilty to charges of lewdness with a child. Unconfirmed rumors about Jorgensen's illicit behavior had been circulating around the internet since 2013.
According to Billboard, Jorgensen admitted to exposing himself to a girl under the age of 13 in a 2013 incident in Atlantic City. He was indicted for the crime in 2015, during which details emerged about his attempted seduction of the child: He had sexual contact with the victim on a beach before attempting to lure her to his hotel room and the band's tour bus.
“Something Daniel does, and is very good at, is manipulating people,” said an alleged victim in a since-deleted Tumblr post, according to Jezebel.
Jorgensen has been sentenced to two years probation. He had been fired from the band in 2013 following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him.
“As of this weekend, we have terminated Daniel Jorgensen’s employment and all involvement as a touring member of Owl City," read a statement from the band. "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.”
He had played guitar, vibraphone, and bass for the group before being let go.