Beaver Co. Bartender Facing Rape Charges

AMBRIDGE (KDKA) – A local bartender is accused of raping a woman in a bar on Christmas night.

Police arrested 37-year-old James Sumpter. He works at the Firehouse Lounge in Ambridge.

Police say Sumpter deliberately served the woman alcohol even though she was visibly drunk.

Police also say Sumpter then raped the woman in the bar while she was unconscious.

There were no witnesses, but police say surveillance cameras captured the assault and the video will be used as evidence.

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  • chance

    They belong to the bartender!

  • Scott

    Obviously if this guy is guilty, he should pay dearly. But, I take offense to his name being “reported” when he has yet to be proven guilty. If he is innocent, a report like that could ruin his life. If he is guilty he deserves it, but why how is the media allowed to report names like that before the guy even sees a court room?

  • Eric

    At least they didn’t accuse big ben about this one

  • Mom

    Apparently this was all caught on surveillance video; there’s a much better article at WPXI. He served her alcohol while she was visibly too intoxicated to even function. Then he raped her while she was unconscious and woke her at 5 a.m. He’s a despicable piece of s–t for doing what he did, but how about the woman taking some responsibility and NOT getting herself so wasted that she’d pass out at the bar! I’m not saying it’s her FAULT, but she DID put herself in a risky situation. Why?? There is NO excuse for what he did, and he deserves more punishment than he’ll receive. BUT ladies, we have to take care of ourselves and avoid situations in which we can be easily victimized!

  • Sara

    I am commenting on Scotts comment about putting his name in news. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH how r you not guilty when your CAUGHT ON VIDEO tape raping a passed out women, not only that but it show him leaving her on the floor passed after rapping her for 2 hours before he woke her up. COME ON video tapes don’t lie.

  • PJ

    One look at his face and you know that’s the only way he gets any tail>>>>

  • Bubba

    Hopefully,he’ll get the same treatment at the “men’s club” but he won’t be unconscious……What a piece of garbage

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