Judge delays sentencing hearing for Tad Cummins until January

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A judge has reset the sentencing hearing for Tad Cummins for January 16, 2019. 

The former Maury County teacher who ran away with his student last year was scheduled to be sentenced on December 5th, but asked for a 60-day delay.  

A public defender representing Cummins claimed they haven’t had enough time to review the pre-sentence report.

He pleaded guilty last year to federal charges of taking a minor across state lines with the intent to have sex. 

His attorney plans to refute the claim that Cummins used violence and threats of force to coerce the girl to run away with him. 

Cummins and his student were at the center of a Nationwide AMBER Alert last year. 

They were eventually found in a remote area of Northern California.
 

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