COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl at Park Terrace Apartments.
Dustin Nemitz, 18, was booked at the Whitley County Jail on several felony charges, including rape, strangulation, child molesting and burglary.
According to Columbia City Police Detective Chip Stephenson, police were called to the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital early for an alleged rape and stabbing investigation.
Stephenson alongside several other officers processed the scene and spoke with the victim, leading to Nemitz’s arrest.
Police say the investigation is ongoing at this time.
Nemitz is being held at the jail with a $250,000 surety bond, and has a hearing in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday at 9 a.m.