37-year-old faces charges of rape, strangulation

NEW BLOOMFIELD — A Lewistown man waived his formal arraignment on Thursday before Judge Kenneth Mummah regarding 13 criminal counts, court documents indicate.

Documents state that Daniel Landrum, 37, was charged in September with felony counts of rape, sexual assault, strangulation and aggravated indecent assault after forcefully having a sexual encounter with another person without consent, striking the accuser and applying pressure with his hands to the accuser’s neck.

In October 2017, Landrum reportedly sexually assaulted the accuser, physically assaulted the accuser multiple times and put both of his hands around the accuser’s throat, making it difficult for the accuser to breathe. Documents indicate the accuser advised police of this incident after reporting a second incident of violence by Landrum. A sexual assault forensic examination was conducted on the accuser which resulted in physical evidence corroborating the accuser’s complaint.

Landrum is scheduled for a criminal list review before Mummah on Jan. 10.