Ottumwa teens enter plea


A 17 year old Ottumwa teen charged with molesting a toddler has entered a plea of not guilty.

Kraigen Grooms was arrested on the charge in March after he allegedly filmed himself molesting a toddler.  Authorities believe that video was filmed at a house in Ottumwa in April of 2013.

Grooms was arrested by agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and officials from Homeland Security Investigations.

The Ottumwa teen would have been 16 years of age at the time of the incident, but was charged as an adult.  Attorneys representing Grooms requested his case be transferred to juvenile court.  A hearing on the motion will expected to be held in July.