Police Arrest Alleged Child Predator After Sting Operation at a Friendly’s
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced the arrest of 54-year-old Doylestown resident Kurt Krumpholz on charges that he attempted to meet up with a 14-year-old boy with whom he’d been chatting online for sex. They were supposed to meet for the first time at the Friendly’s on Germantown Pike in East Norriton. What Krumpholz didn’t know was that the person he was chatting with was actually undercover detective Michael Henricks.
According to a statement released by Ferman’s office, Krumpholz began conversing online with Henricks earlier this month. On Monday, say authorities, Krumpholz asked to meet the “boy” as well as one of the boy’s 13-year-old friends so that he could perform oral sex on the minors. They agreed to meet at the Friendly’s.
Sure enough, Krumpholz showed up at 4:25 p.m. on Monday afternoon but quickly left after not finding the boys, according to Ferman. Before he could get into his car, police stopped him.
Krumpholz has been charged with criminal attempt of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under 16, criminal attempt at unlawful contact with a minor, and criminal use of a communication facility. Bail has been set at $500,000 cash. A preliminary hearing is set for January 27th in East Norriton.
“The Internet has made it easier for predators to locate and target child sexual assault victims,” says Ferman. “To combat this scourge, law enforcement has developed the tools needed to seek out these predators and catch them before they damage innocent lives.”
Krumpholz is the president of advertising and branding firm K2 Communications, which claims a client list that includes Comcast, Yuengling, Aramark, Opera Philadelphia, Temple University and the prestigious Springside School.