MANTI—A former Spring City resident pleaded guilty last week in 6th District Court to a second-degree felony in connection with a rape that happened more than 10 years ago.
In a plea arrangement, two original charges, one for first-degree felony rape and another for first-degree felony object rape, were dropped.
Sentencing was delayed for several weeks to allow time for a pre-sentence investigation and report.
An Internet profile shows Kummer is now 35 and lives in Provo, but he would have been 22 at the time of the incident on Oct. 6, 2009.
According to probable-cause statement (PC) filed along with the charges, Kummer went to the home of the victim “to hang out.” Prior to arriving at the house, he texted the victim and asked if they could have sex. She said no.
At the home, the victim drank what she thought was a Pepsi. However, the PC statement says, she “began to feel funny as if her drink was spiked with some unknown substance.”
The PC statement says Kummer made sexual advances twice. Both times, the victim started crying and told him to stop.
According to the PC statement, Kummer then encouraged the victim to drink several alcoholic drinks, which made her extremely intoxicated. Then he took her to a bedroom and had sexual intercourse with her “without her consent and against her expressed wishes.”
The victim went to a medical facility and had an examination. Recently, Sanpete County officers and the Utah State Crime Lab were able to match DNA from the exam with Kummer’s DNA.