GRAPHIC: Federal complaint on Tad Cummins' alleged sex crimes - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

GRAPHIC: Federal complaint on Tad Cummins' alleged sex crimes

Tad Cummins (Source: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office) Tad Cummins (Source: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office)
(WAFF) -

A complaint from United States Attorneys is seeking harsher penalties for Tad Cummins, the man who's been arrested for kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas.

The complaint filed late Thursday by U.S. Attorney Jonathan Hardison outlines the relationship between Thomas and Cummins, and claims that because there's clear evidence the two had sexual contact, asks that Cummins be charged with transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. 

Thomas and Cummins were found Thursday living in a cabin in a rural area in the north California town of Cecilville. 

WARNING: The complaint contains graphic information



In his 5-page complaint, Hardison interviewed witnesses about an incident where a student said they walked in on Cummins "romantically" kissing Thomas in school, and how detectives had interviewed both a month and a half before they both disappeared. 

Investigators also found that days before kidnapping Thomas, Cummins had refilled his prescription for Cialis, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, and Cummins bought women's razors and KY Jelly from that Walmart in Oklahoma days after the kidnapping.

The federal charges are in addition to other charges being filed against Cummins by the states of Tennessee and California.

Cummins is being held by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office without bond. He is awaiting extradition to Tennessee, where he will be charged with sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.

California is also charging Cummins with kidnapping and possession of stolen property. 
 

Copyright 2017 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

  • NewsMore>>

  • Eric: Blustery winds will keep wind chill values in the single digits to lower teens

    Eric: Blustery winds will keep wind chill values in the single digits to lower teens

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-01-17 17:51:08 GMT
    (Source: WAFF Staff)(Source: WAFF Staff)

    Skies will continue to clear through the afternoon hours leaving us mostly sunny, but blustery winds from the north will keep our wind chill values in the single digits to lower teens. 

    More >>

    Skies will continue to clear through the afternoon hours leaving us mostly sunny, but blustery winds from the north will keep our wind chill values in the single digits to lower teens. 

    More >>
  • Snow Day in the Valley: January 16, 2018

    Snow Day in the Valley: January 16, 2018

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:42 PM EST2018-01-16 17:42:11 GMT
    (Source: Shannon Anderson)(Source: Shannon Anderson)

    School and business closures led to a morning of fun in the snow for some across the Tennessee Valley. These are some of our favorite shots of the day so far. You can send us your own photos/video by posting them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and including the #WAFF48 tag. Alternatively, you can upload your pictures here: http://pix.waff.com/ Limestone County, Ala. - Commission Turning white at Ingall's Harbor. pic.twitter.com/2fPc270aS5 — Decatur Parks & Rec ...

    More >>

    School and business closures led to a morning of fun in the snow for some across the Tennessee Valley. These are some of our favorite shots of the day so far. You can send us your own photos/video by posting them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and including the #WAFF48 tag. Alternatively, you can upload your pictures here: http://pix.waff.com/ Limestone County, Ala. - Commission Turning white at Ingall's Harbor. pic.twitter.com/2fPc270aS5 — Decatur Parks & Rec ...

    More >>
  • Teen arrested in Madison hotel shooting

    Teen arrested in Madison hotel shooting

    Monday, January 15 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-01-15 21:38:53 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Madison police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection to the weekend shooting at Country Inn & Suites on Westchester Drive.

    More >>

    Madison police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection to the weekend shooting at Country Inn & Suites on Westchester Drive.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly