Zumbahlen Trial Set for May

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Published on January 15 2014 3:30 pm
Last Updated on January 15 2014 3:30 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The trial of an Effingham man on child sex crimes has now been scheduled for May.

51-year-old James D. Zumbahlen faces more than 30 counts including some Class X felony counts. He faces various sex offenses involving children over a 20-year period of time.  

Zumbahlen's trial is now set to begin May 5, almost a year after his original trial date.  A telephone conference call with Judge Dennis Middendorff is set for February 5 to discuss any pending motions. Some motions were dealt with during a pre-trial hearing.  One new motion to be considered is a requst to open mental health records.