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Man faces sex-related charges involving 12-year-old, teenager

JIM THORPE, Pa. - Police arrested a man on several sex-related charges involving a child. The man also faces other charges related to an incident with a teenage victim.

According to police, Kevin Gowrie, 42, of the 500 block of South Avenue in Jim Thorpe was arrested on 19 sex-related offenses, a total of 76 counts.

He was arraigned on Sept. 28 and bail was set at $100,000 straight.

Charges against him include: rape of a child, rape by force, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by threat of force, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and more.

Police say Gowrie was also involved in an incident on Sept. 2 involving a 16-year-old victim.

According to police, Gowrie gave the teenager vodka and performed sexual acts on the teenager.

Police say they attempted to interview Gowrie at the Carbon County Prison about the incident, but he refused to speak with them.

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