ANDERSON — A Grant County judge has been appointed to preside over the criminal case involving Madison County Councilman Steve Sumner.
Sumner was arrested on felony criminal charges of child solicitation and possession of child pornography in December.
Grant County Superior Court 1 Judge Jeffrey Todd was appointed by Madison County Clerk Olivia Pratt after all the local judges recused themselves from the case.
All the Madison County judges are members of the Republican Party, the same political affiliation as Sumner.
Earlier this year, Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings, also a Republican, removed himself from the case, and Patrick Harrington,