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 talk by a woman Oprah calls an ‘astonishingly gifted intuitive’

Canadian tour brings Carolyn Myss to Bell theatre in February

Ocean Park laboratory to relocate

Services will be held out of Peace Arch Hospital, starting March 2

Langley ball hockey group rounding up equipment

A new initiative will help provide equipment for families facing financial hardship.

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Sexsmith set to suit up for Giants

Vancouver signs ninth overall pick in 2017 WHL bantam draft

Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley slated for Saturday morning

It’s a march for women’s rights and social justice for the most marginalized

Police investigate sexual assault of teen girl on Abbotsford school grounds

Incident occurred Wednesday night on elementary school grounds

Most Read