- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking to remove a member of the Topeka City Council over child abuse allegations.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/21gB2fm ) reports that Shawnee County prosecutors filed a civil action Tuesday seeking first to suspend and then to oust Jonathan Robert Schumm. Court records show that the 34-year-old is accused of choking a child and threatening to “kill him” the next time.

Schumm and his wife are charged in Shawnee County District Court on charges of aggravated battery or, in the alternative, abuse of a child. Both are free on bond. The Schumms have 16 children, including four who are their biological children, two who are in foster care and 10 who are adopted.

His attorney, Tom Lemon, didn’t immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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