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Owensburg Woman Facing More Charges Of Sexual Misconduct With Minor
Updated April 1, 2015 11:35 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BEDFORD) - A 34-year-old Owensburg woman was arrested on a warrant for having sex in Bedford with a 15-year-old boy and is facing similar charges in Greene County.

Crystal R. Caswell is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with an underage boy from early November 2014 through early February 2015. She was booked into the Lawrence County jail at 7:25 p.m. Monday and charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a Level 4 felony.

She was previously arrested in Greene County and booked in to the Greene County Jail at 7:10 p.m. on March 5. Caswell is facing a Level 4 felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor in Greene County as well.

The Greene County Prosecutor's Office filed a criminal case against Caswell in Greene Superior Court on March 5 and a bench warrant was issued. She was arrested that same evening.

Caswell's bond in Greene County was set at $15,000 surety with 10 percent allowed. She was released the same day after posting $1,500 cash.

In Lawrence County, Caswell's bond was set at $50,000 surety, or $5,005 cash. She remained in jail as of this morning.

Because the incidents of alleged sexual misconduct happened in both counties, she is being charged in both counties.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Casewell had a sexual relationship with the underage male from early November 2014 until February 2015, when the crime was reported.

Police say Casewell called the teen more than 250 times between November 6-22. In December she purchased a iPhone 5S for the teen and paid the bill. Police took the phone and found numerous calls and text messages between the two.

She also gave the teen an AlienWare Alpha gaming system and her credit card information to purchase online games.

What police say was a friendly relationship progressed to something more.

Detectives found that Caswell paid for motel rooms in Bedford and Bloomington on 16 different occasions. She also rented a storage unit in Bedford that was furnished with an inflatable mattress, air pump and bed covers. Police were provided with surveillance video showing Caswell entering and exiting the facility with the male.

The victim told police that he would sneak out of his parents home while they slept to meet Caswell.

Greene County detectives attempted to speak to Caswell, but they were directed to speak to her attorney.



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