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20-year-old Richmond man arrested for alleged rape of 12-year-old

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 17:22:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A 20-year-old Richmond man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl.

On July 14, a woman reported to Richmond Police that she believed her daughter had had an inappropriate relationship with Timothy Gray Huth-Scruggs.

Police say that the two had been corresponding via the app SnapChat.

The 12-year-old victim told Huth-Scruggs that she was 13, and 20-year-old Huth-Scruggs said that he was 16.

Sometime between July 6 and July 8 in the early morning hours, Huth-Scruggs drove from Richmond to James City County and picked up the victim from her home. They drove to a parking lot in the County where the two had sexual intercourse.

Huth-Scruggs has been charged with felony rape, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, and 2 counts of use of electronic means to solicit a child in a sex crime.

Huth-Scruggs was arrested on July 17 and transported to VPRJ. This remains an active investigation.