Rape trial delayed to September

By Glenn Battishill - [email protected]

The trial for a Radnor man charged with kidnapping and rape has been moved to September.

Anthony G. Schumm, 49, of Radnor, was scheduled to stand trial on July 11 and face four counts of rape, first-degree felonies; two counts of kidnapping, first-degree felonies; and two counts of sexual battery, third-degree felonies.

However, on June 27, Schumm’s attorney, Mark Collins, filed a motion asking Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Everett Krueger to delay the trial. In the motion, Collins asks for more time to allow for further investigation, discovery and negotiation.

Krueger granted the motion on July 11 and scheduled the new trial for Sept. 5. At Schumm’s arraignment, Assistant County Prosecutor Mark Sleeper estimated the trial would take 2 to 3 days.

During the arraignment, Sleeper said that on Oct. 22, Schumm was at a party in Delaware County with a number of friends when he saw a female at the party pass out on a couch. Sleeper alleged that Schumm went into the room with the passed out woman, woke her up and forced her to perform a sexual act.

Sleeper said another person at the party heard noises coming from the bedroom and later saw Schumm leave a bathroom. The other person then went into the bathroom and discovered the intoxicated woman. Sleeper said the victim said she woke up to Schumm sexually assaulting her. Sleeper said half of the charges are for the activity on the couch and the other half are for the activity in the bathroom.

Schumm was out on a personal recognizance bond Monday.

At his arraignment, Schumm was told that if convicted, he faces from three to 11 years in prison for each of the first-degree felonies and from 9 to 36 months in prison for the sexual battery charges.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.