Tad Cummins trial scheduled to begin in late July

Tad Cummins booking photo (source: Siskiyou County, Calif. Sheriff's Office)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A trial date has been set for Tad Cummins, the former Maury County teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl.

According to court documents, the federal trial is scheduled to begin on July 25 in Nashville. Cummins pleaded not guilty to federal charges of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activities, and obstruction of justice in May.

Previous story: Tad Cummins pleads not guilty in kidnapping case

Cummins and his former student disappeared from Columbia on March 13 and remained missing for more than a month before they were found in a rural area of California on April 20. The 50-year-old man has remained in custody since his arrest more than a month ago.

In Maury County, Cummins is charged with kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor after he allegedly kissed the girl while at school.

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