Bartender Accused Of Rape Held For Court

AMBRIDGE (KDKA) – A local bartender accused of raping a woman in a bar on Christmas night was held for court on all charges Monday.

According to police, James Sumpter, 37, was the bartender at the Firehouse Lounge in Ambridge the night of the alleged incident.

Allegedly, Sumpter deliberately served the victim alcohol, even though she was visibly intoxicated.

According to the court records, he was held for court on several charges including, rape, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

Surveillance video from the bar appeared to show a highly-intoxicated woman who fell off a bar stool three times. The video also showed the alleged assault on the floor.

“My client’s explanation of the events are absolutely different to what the victim alleged and I believe she hid behind that today because you heard her say, ‘I don’t know. I don’t remember. I don’t recall,’” Steven Valsamidis, Sumpter’s defense attorney, said.

Sumpter is being held in the Beaver County Jail on $30,000 bond. He has another hearing scheduled for next month.

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One Comment

  1. Ryan says:

    To bad he isn’t a quarterback, he might of gotten off.

  2. Fishy Fish says:

    Have fun in jail,geek……when they get through with him he’ll be wearing a strapless & high heels….Better save your butter pattie,it won’t hurt as much

    1. Fish Fishy says:

      So YOU’RE the cause of the butter shortage!

      How do YOU know about how much it hurts?

  3. caughtonvideo says:

    someones always watching u, Idiot

  4. SICK OF HIM says:

    ANYONE WANNA TAKE A BET THAT HE WILL GET OUT OF IT. HE GETS OUT OF EVERYTHING BECAUSE HIS LITTLE MOMMY ALWAYS BAILS HIM OUT. BUT DON’T WORRY HE WILL BE BACK IN THEM CUFFS. HE WAS LAST YEAR AND I TOLD EVRYONE HE WOULD BE BACK IN JAIL…HIS PROBATION OFFICER SHOULD NOT LET HIM OUT ON BAIL. BS BS BS BS

  5. HE SHOULD FRY says:

    ONE MORE THING,MAYBE IN JAIL HE CAN GET BETTER TATS CAUSE LORD KNOWS THE ONES HE HAS NOW LOOKS LIKE A TWELVE YEAR OLD DID THEM, (LOSER AND ALWAYS WILL BE)

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