Second accuser comes forward in Dumler sex case

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Chris Dumler. Photo: John Robinson Chris Dumler. Photo: John Robinson

Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher Dumler, the 27-year-old Scottsville Democrat who will appear in court this Thursday for a preliminary hearing on a forcible sodomy charge brought against him last October, may be facing a similar charge from a second woman.

According to a Friday report from CBS19, newly filed court documents reveal a second alleged victim has come forward, accusing Dumler of repeated sexual assaults.

The alleged incidents took place between September and December of 2006, when the accuser said Dumler raped and sodomized her multiple times. The investigation is ongoing, the report said, and special prosecutor Jeffrey Haislip said it is not yet determined whether the victim will testify about similar conduct, or whether a second charge will be filed against Dumler.

Forcible sodomy is a felony offense punishable by up to a life in prison. In a statement released October 25, Dumler said he intends to plead not guilty and “will offer a vigorous defense.” According to CBS19, Dumler was unaware of the new allegations and declined to comment until he got in touch with his attorney, K. Andrew Sneathern.

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