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David Adewumi Sentenced to One to Four Years for False Assault Reports

by on June 28, 2014 7:26 AM

David Adewumi, a former Penn State student from Lemont, pleaded guilty to making false reports that he was sexually assaulted by correctional officers.

Adewumi had earlier claimed he was assaulted while incarcerated at the Centre County Correctional facility.

This is the latest in a string of incidents involving David Adewumi, who was arrested after being charged with stalking a 17-year-old high school student in 2013.

While an inmate at the Centre County Correctional Facility, Adewumi was further involved with “breaking the sprinkler head [in his cell], refusing to shower, lunging at a guard, covering a camera and attempting to assault a guard with fecal matter,” according a news release from the Centre County District Attorney's office.

As a result of those actions authorities restrained Adewumi in a chair. Adewumi claimed the corrections officers then sexually assaulted him by grabbing his genitals. On Friday Adewumi pleaded guilty after representing himself for half of his trial.

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says the true focus of the case is the correctional officers. She characterizes Adewumi’s actions as trying to “take away their livelihood, their freedom and their good names and for that he must take responsibility.”

Centre County Judge Jonathan Grine sentenced Adewumi to one to four years in a state correctional institution. He still faces his original stalking charge. No court date has been set in that case.


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Michael Martin Garrett is a reporter and editor for who covers local government, the courts, the arts and writes the Keeping the Faith column. He's a Penn State alumnus, a published poet and the bassist in a local indie rock band.
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