Ex-sheriff’s Recruit Accused In New Monterey

A former Monterey County sheriff’s recruit pleaded not guilty this week to charges of rape and sodomy of an unconscious victim. Chad Michael Neuman, 38, was arrested Feb. 23 at his apartment in New Monterey after a woman told Monterey police he assaulted her in her home.

The woman told police she met Neuman the night before at Segovia’s bar on Lighthouse Avenue, said Deputy Chief Phil Penko. The two drank together and then went to the woman’s house, he said.

At some point, the woman victim said, she fell asleep. When she awoke, the woman told police, she found Neuman on top of her attempting to sexually assault her. “In colorful terms, she told him to get out,” Penko said. “He got his stuff and left.”

Ex-sheriff’s Recruit Accused In New Monterey