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Tiller couple accused of abusing man with Down syndrome

TILLER — A Tiller couple accused of intentionally hurting a 48-year-old man with Down syndrome were arrested Thursday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office began investigating the couple in late March after detectives were notified by Oregon Adult Protective Services of a possible abuse and neglect case.

The victim had been brought to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford with serious medical problems, including bruising, sores and weight loss, detectives said.

Hospital personnel determined that many of the injuries were intentional and that medical treatment had been withheld, according to the sheriff’s office.

Detectives found that the victim’s brother, Joseph Leland Crumpton, 55, and his girlfriend, Ginger Kapiolani Gramberg, 58, were the man’s primary caregivers.

Sheriff’s deputies and detectives arrested the couple on suspicion of 10 counts each of first-degree criminal mistreatment.

Crumpton and Gramberg were taken to the Douglas County Jail, where they remained today in lieu of $500,000 bail.


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