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Posted: July 13, 2017

Tad Cummins, teacher accused of kidnapping student, requests new trial date

In this April 20, 2017 photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is Tad Cummins. A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a press release. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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In this April 20, 2017 photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is Tad Cummins. A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a press release. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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By Fox13Memphis.com

The former Tennessee teacher who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student is requesting a new trial date. 

Attorneys for 50-year-old Tad Cummins said they want his trial date (set for July 25) pushed back to allow time for more research, plea discussions, and discovery. 

Those attorneys want the trial moved back to January, 2018. 

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Cummins is accused of kidnapping his student, having a sexual relationship with her, and fleeing the state.

>>Criminal complaint reveals shocking details about Tad Cummins actions

The two were missing for about a month before being found living in a remote area of California after a tipster called in their location. 

>>Amber Alert suspect Tad Cummins arrested, teen rescued 

If convicted, Cummins faces a minimum of ten years in prison. 


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