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Albemarle official pleads guilty to sexual battery

Thursday - 1/31/2013, 1:57pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - An Albemarle County supervisor will spend 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexual battery.

Media outlets report that 27-year-old Christopher J. Dumler entered his plea to the misdemeanor charge Thursday in Albemarle County General District Court. He originally was charged with forcible sodomy charge, a felony.

Dumler's attorney, Andrew Sneathern, says his client maintains he is innocent of the original charge.

Sneathern says Dumler will apply to serve the sentence on weekends.

Dumler issued a public apology to the victim. He said he was sorry for any hurt that his actions caused her.

He says he looks forward to getting back to work as a county supervisor.


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