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Lemont resident David Adewumi pleads no contest to stalking charges in State College case

David Adewumi enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, on June 26 for his trial on charges that he falsely reported being sexually assaulted by corrections officers at Centre County Correctional Facility.
David Adewumi enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, on June 26 for his trial on charges that he falsely reported being sexually assaulted by corrections officers at Centre County Correctional Facility. CDT photo

David Adewumi has entered his second plea this year.

Last week, the Lemont man, 26, entered a no-contest plea in his stalking case, which was filed in July 2013.

Adewumi was charged with two counts of stalking and one of harassment, both misdemeanors, and a summary harassment charge.

Police said Adewumi, a 2005 State College Area High School graduate who was attending Penn State, was stalking a 17-year-old girl at State High, with whom he had developed a relationship. Adewumi had gained access to the school, even sitting in on one of the girl’s classes.

The case was just the first in a series of legal troubles for Adewumi, who was charged with institutional vandalism for damage to his cell at Centre County Correctional Facility in July 2013. He was later charged with making false reports after claiming that he was sexually assaulted by guards at the county jail in August 2013.

Adewumi entered a guilty plea in those cases in June, after proceeding through trial, still maintaining his innocence until prosecutors played video of the incidents in question.

He was sentenced to a total of a year in jail for those charges, with time served, dropping it to nine months.

Adewumi is awaiting sentencing in the stalking case.

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