Police: Pa. Rape By Bartender Caught On Camera

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Police say the alleged after-hours rape of a female customer by a western Pennsylvania bartender has been captured on the tavern’s video surveillance cameras.

Online court records do not list an attorney for 37-year-old James Sumpter, of Ambridge, who has been in the Beaver County Jail since his arrest Sunday.

Police say Sumpter kept serving the victim drinks even after she fell of a bar stool, then locked the business and raped her while they were alone after closing time early Sunday at the Firehouse Lounge in Ambridge.

Sumpter faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 3 on charges of rape of an unconscious person and with furnishing alcohol to an intoxicated person. Online court records do not list an attorney for Sumpter.

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  1. priscilla says:

    Women should be responsible for their own safety. She put herself in danger by continuing to drink.

  2. ZZBAR says:

    Three very stupid things. 1. Kept serving liquor after she was already drunk. 2. raping her. 3. Being caught on the tavern’s video camera. Result: One big STUPID guy thats going in the slammer with Bubba.

  3. John says:

    @ Ray

    He also shouldn’t have raped her.

  4. bobby says:

    amazing that people do not know that the camera is on them and he worked there!!! I of course do not condone raping someone but how stupid…you work there…you know where the camera is and you know it is working. Very stupid to rape someone on camera…very bad to rape some one period.

  5. DOWN THE TOILET NOW says:

    HOW SAD IS THIS . HE SHOULD HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING , AND STOPPED
    POURING , MAKING SURE SHE WAS SAFELY TAKEN HOME.

    NOW HE WILL WIND UP ON MEGANS LAW,20 YEARS OR MORE, MAYBE LIFETIME
    LISTING. HIS LIFE IS DOWN THE TOILET NOW.

    THANK GOODNESS FOR VIDEO. MUCH EASIER TO PROVE GUILT

    GO BIRDS, !!!
    RAY OF OXFORD CIRCLE

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