CHILD ASSAULTED: Ottumwa Teen Arrested

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An Ottumwa teen is being held on sex abuse charges.

Police arrested 17-year-old Kraigen Grooms on Wednesday after they say he allegedly sexually assaulted a small child.

Police say due to the seriousness of the crimes, Grooms is being charged as an adult. If found guilty, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

The US Department of Homeland Security also helped in the investigation.


  • Kristy Bolejack

    Up to 25. But if he had kiddie porn, he’d get 60. I just don’t get it. If you really follow these sentencings, you will see that having the child pornography brings almost double the sentence of the actual raping, repeatedly, of a child.

  • Denny Johnston

    Let’s hope the judge, whom ever it may be in this case doesn’t screw up as so many seem to these days in cases like these and puts this WASTE OF LIFE away!!!

  • Dan

    And yet another wonderful story coming out of Ottumwa. What is wrong with people in that town? I hope he has made his parents proud and he doesn’t get away with it like so many others.

  • suckit

    hopefully they toss him in a cell with a big ol black boy named bubba, who will spend every day of that 25 years putting this kid through the same pain he caused.

  • Darla Calia

    Just kill him you cant rehabilitate this kind of monster dont waste money on housing and food just get RID OF IT!

  • staci hazel

    ok u say that its bad what he did but yet other people wish rape on him u guys are all hypacrites

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