January trial for man accused of kidnapping, assaulting 9-year-old Surrey girl

Chilliwack's Cory Schaumleffel charged in child's 2014 attack.

The trial of a man charged with taking a nine-year-old from her Surrey bedroom and attacking her last summer is scheduled to begin early next year.

Cory Andrew Schaumleffel, 29, appeared by video in Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday morning (Sept. 1), on what was scheduled to be the first day of a preliminary hearing. Lawyers, however, said they were not ready to begin and re-scheduled the hearing to Oct. 21.

Schaumleffel is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, break and enter, sexual interference of a person under 16 and exposing himself to someone under 16 in connection with the Surrey girl’s attack in late August 2014.

Police at the time said the child was lured out of her bedroom window in the night, taken to a park and sexually assaulted. She was then brought to a nearby yard and stayed until the attacker left before running home.

Another man was originally arrested and charged in the attack after he confessed shortly after the incident. But weeks later, Surrey RCMP said it became clear the man had admitted to a crime he had not committed.

After further investigation, Schaumleffel, who is from Chilliwack, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged.

He has been in custody since and according to Crown prosecutors, has never applied for bail.

Schaumleffel’s trial is scheduled for 16 days in early 2016, beginning Jan. 19.

 

Just Posted

Surrey’s Flamingo ‘closing forever’ following final concert in February

Whalley venue reopened under new management in January 2018

Surrey needs 350 more cops, activist tells council

‘Right now we are 350 police behind what our population requires,’ politicians are told

Surrey reviewing clothing bin safety in wake of deaths

School district confirms all donation bins were removed from its properties, citing safety concerns

Delta bans clothing donation bins citing safety concerns

Owners have until Jan. 29 to remove the bins, after which the city will charge them for the removal

The science of edible photographs on shortbread bisquits: A Surrey artist talks

Sylvia Grace Borda at Science World a week after her art show opens at KPU

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

Lower Mainland teacher resigned after ‘inappropriate discussions’ with elementary students

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Most Read