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Zachary Owens, Inmate, Made His Own Alcohol In Jail Cell: Report

First Posted: 12/07/11 02:15 PM ET Updated: 12/07/11 02:15 PM ET

Made His Own Booze
Zachary Owens, a suspected sex offender, has been charged with making his own alcohol in his jail cell.

A southwest suburban Chicago man being held on sexual abuse charges in a Kendall County, Ill. jail faces further punishment: for making booze in his jail cell.

Zachary Owens, 22, of Plano, stood accused of making the hooch after security guards found a bottle containing homemade alcohol in his cell during a Sept. 23 search, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Owens now has been charged with possession of contraband in a penal institution, the Kendall County sheriff's office announced Tuesday, according to the Sun-Times. The charge is a Class 4 felony.

According to CBS Chicago, the charges were delayed while the Illinois State Police crime lab confirmed via their own testing that the bottle's contents were alcoholic.

The man has been held on six charges of predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation of a child and criminal sexual abuse since September 2010.

Photo by neil conway via Flickr.

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