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Richmond man accused of raping James City County girl, 12

Timothy Gray Huth-Scruggs (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Timothy Gray Huth-Scruggs (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

He told her he was 16.

She told him she was 13.

Now, this 20-year-old Richmond man is in jail accused of having sex with a 12-year-old James City County girl.

Timothy Gray Huth-Scruggs was booked Friday in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail charged with rape, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, and two counts of use of electronic means to solicit a child in a sex crime, according to the jail’s online booking sheet.

There was no bond information listed Tuesday in the jail’s electronic booking log.

James City County Police received a complaint July 14 from a woman who told officers she believed her daughter had an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with Huth-Scruggs, authorities said.

Police said an investigation indicated Huth-Scruggs and the girl had been corresponding via SnapChat.

The girl told Huth-Scruggs she’s 13; he told her he was 16, police said.

Authorities said Huth-Scruggs drove from Richmond to James City County “in the early morning hours” sometime between July 6 and 8 and picked up the girl at home.

They drove to a parking lot in the county where they had sex, police said.

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John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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