Police: Pa. rape by bartender caught on camera

December 28, 2010 8:29:50 AM PST
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 off 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.

Ambridge is about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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