A Topeka city councilman charged with child abuse is resigning from the City Council.

Jonathan Robert Schumm announced during a council meeting Tuesday that his resignation would be effective noon Wednesday. He said he is leaving his position to best serve his family's needs and to honor an agreement he reached with the Shawnee County District Attorney's office.

Schumm and his wife, Allison Nicole Schumm, are charged with one criminal count each of aggravated battery and four counts of endangering a child. Court records show that Jonathan Schumm is accused of choking a child and threatening to "kill him."

He has denied the allegations.

A Shawnee County judge dismissed a civil action to remove Schumm from his position on Jan. 8.