Wife of Topeka councilman applies for diversion

Allison Nicole Schumm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The wife of a Topeka councilman is seeking to enter into a diversion agreement on charges that she aided her husband in a child abuse case.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 32-year-old Allison Schumm and her husband, 34-year-old Jonathan Schumm, face charges in Shawnee County District Court. She applied this week for diversion, which would keep a conviction off her record.

Defense attorney Carol J. Cline declined to comment.

The Schumms have 17 children, including one born in December, and four other biological children. The couple also has two children who are in foster care and 10 who are adopted.

Court records show that Jonathan Schumm is accused of choking a child and threatening to “kill him” the next time. Efforts are underway to remove him from office.



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