By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Last year a 27 year old elected Democrat who represents Scottsville in the Albermarle County Virginia Board of Supervisors, was charged with a serious sexual crime. As the charges go, while he was a law student Christopher Dumler committed the vilest type of criminal sexual assault on a fellow female law student.Â Both were at the University of Virginia Law School at the time.Â
Court records show that Democrat Supervisor Dumler was accused of committing an act of forcible anal sodomy â€śby threat or intimidation upon the victim.â€ť
The police in Albermarle County investigated the charge and say Democrat Supervisor Dumler knew the victim and that they are â€śworking closely with the commonwealth attorneyâ€™s officeâ€ť in their investigation. Denise Lunsford, the Commonwealthâ€™s Attorney for Albermarle County is an elected Democrat, so what do you think happened?
When the case was settled Democrat Supervisor Dumler was convicted of â€śsexual batteryâ€ť which is the crime of sexually abusing, a complaining witness against the will of the complaining witness, by force, threat and/or intimidation, as a Class 1 misdemeanor. In Virginia conviction of a Class 1 misdemeanor calls for a jail sentence of up to â€śtwelve month and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.â€ť He was sentenced to thirty days in jail with no mention of a fine.
The worst part of this plea bargain was that when the news of his arrest went public two more women came forward to allege they too were victimized by the Democrat Supervisor.
Every report of this case describes Dumler as a â€śrising star in the Democrat Party.â€ť He is a young lawyer, an Army Reserve Captain and already elected to a county level position.
Now the Democrat voters of Albermarle County arenâ€™t so pleased with Dumler whom they voted for 54/46 without really knowing. He had lived in the county just three years before winning his Board of Supervisorâ€™s position, but being a Democrat was all they needed to know about him.Â An angry female resident of Albermarle County asked when he will â€śjust go away?â€ť She said â€śHe’s an embarrassment to our community. Why doesn’t he just resign? We don’t need a sex criminal to hang on to his office here just because he legally can.”
It goes without saying Democrat Dumler is refusing to resign even in the face of his ridiculous thirty day jail sentence. Democrats just donâ€™t have to face the same punishments the rest of us do.