June 5, 2013
Christopher Dumler began his campaign for Board of Supervisors on June 11, 2011. On June 5, 2013, Dumler resigned.
CBS19 has compiled a timeline of major events in the case against Dumler.
- June 11, 2011: Christopher Dumler kicks off campaign for seat on the Board of Supervisors.
- November 8, 2011: Dumler is elected to serve on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.
- December 14, 2011: Chris Dumler is sworn into office, along with other newly-elected members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board.
- October 18, 2012: Albemarle County Police arrest Dumler, charging him with one count of forcible sodomy. The arrest comes after an investigation into an alleged incident that occurred on October 4. Police say the victim was known to Dumler.
- October 19, 2012: Dumler is released from jail on a $50,000 bond
- January 31, 2013: Christopher Dumler pleads guilty to sexual battery. He is sentenced to 12 months in jail, with all but 60 days suspended. He will be on probation for two years and have to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. He must also make a public apology to the victim.
- February 7, 2013: Scottsville residents begin an online petition to have Dumler removed from office
- February 16, 2013: Protesters begin to show up to Board of Supervisor meetings, calling for Supervisor Dumler to step down.
- February 27, 2013: In an interview with CBS19, Chris Dumler says he is innocent and will not resign. Dumler says he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge to avoid a public trial.
- February 28, 2013: Delegate David Toscano releases a statement calling on Dumler to resign from office.
- March 3, 2013: Members of the Albemarle and Charlottesville Democratic Party call on Dumler to step down.
- March 8, 2013: Dumler reports to jail to begin serving his sentence for sexual battery. He spends every weekend in jail until April 12, when he opts to spend a whole week behind bars.
- March 13, 2013: The Albemarle Board of Supervisors present Christopher Dumler a choice; step down from his position as board chair on several committees or be removed. He decides to stay, but will no longer hold a seat on any committee.
- March 26, 2013: Earl Smith presents to the court a petition with over 580 signatures from Scottsville residents to have Dumler removed from office.
- March 29, 2013: Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Doucette is selected as the prosecutor in the court hearing over the petition presented by Earl Smith.
- May 10, 2013:A judge lets the petition against Chris Dumler stand. Dumler's defense had argued the language in the statute to remove him was vague, but the judge disagreed.
- May 19, 2013: Court hearing begins as a judge hears from prosecutors, defense and witnesses as to whether Dumler has been fulfilling his duties as an elected official.
- May 31, 2013: A judge rules that Dumler can remain on the Board of Supervisors.
- June 5, 2013: Christopher Dumler resigns from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.