Newberry man charged with raping 11-year-old girl


Justin Harold Krumwiede, 40, of Newberry, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with 2 counts of sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age and one count of distributing obscene material to a child.

The alleged incidents occurred in 2019-2020, when the victim was 11, but she only recently told a doctor about them. According to the arrest report, the victim’s mother is a longtime friend of Krumwiede, who moved back to Florida from New Mexico after his father died; he stayed in a small apartment behind the victim’s family’s house for a few months.

The mother told investigators that her daughter would sometimes watch movies with Krumwiede in his apartment and that he would take her with him to clean up his deceased father’s property, sometimes spending weekends at the property.

The victim told investigators that Krumwiede raped her three times, twice in the apartment and once in Marion County. The mother also said she found a tablet in her daughter’s room in November of 2020 that had explicit photos on it. Searching further, she found a vibrator and lingerie; her daughter said that Krumwiede had given her the tablet and the other items. The mother then kicked Krumwiede off her property and ended all contact with him.

Krumwiede is being held on $250,000 bail.

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  • Can we bring back capital punishment for this kind of thing? He basically took this girl’s life.

  • He needs to be castrated.

    Let’s see the two liberal knuckleheaded city commissioners who have daughters be willing to let this pervert take their daughter to a movie.

    Come on Two Face Harvey and Pole Smokin’ Poe! Time to step up and show you’re not hypocrites. Give him another chance and let him move into your neighborhood.

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