Sunday, October 05, 2008

More Information on Deputy Robert McClain Accused of Torture


Shocking new revelations today in the case of an L.A. County deputy accused of trying to castrate his wife's alleged lover.

34-year old Deputy Robert McClain was charged today with one felony count each of aggravated mayhem, torture, sodomy by force with great bodily injury.

The charges include a sentencing enhancements for personal use of a deadly weapon, great bodily injury to a sexual assault victim and the use of a deadly weapon during a sexual offense.

McClain's 31-year old wife, whose name has been withheld, told her husband Sunday that she was going to leave him for a 23-year-old man who lives in an Irvine apartment complex, where she works in the leasing office.

McClain asked the woman to take him to meet the young man.

The two of them went to the young man's apartment about 10 p.m., but McClain then led the pair to the leasing office, which has a kitchenette area, Farrah Emami of the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.

Court records allege McClain repeatedly punched and kicked the victims and forced them at knife-point undress and ordered them to engage in a sex act.

At one point, prosecutors said, the deputy ordered his wife to castrate the young man.

She "fearfully pretended to follow his instructions" and the deputy used the knife to repeatedly slice the young man's face, according to a statement released by the Orange County district attorney's office.

McClain then used the knife to repeatedly slice the man's face, Emami said.

Authorities say the attack spanned nearly nine hours.

Once they left the leasing office, McClain allegedly forcibly sodomized the woman, chopped off her hair with the knife and ultimately drove her back to their Irvine home, Emami said.

Police were called to the leasing office around 7:30 a.m. on Monday by a cleaning crew.

They found the 23-year old victim bleeding and unconscious on the floor, suffering from apparent stab wounds.

While investigating the attack on the man, police learned that the deputy's wife had driven herself and her 4 children to a hospital around 5 a.m. where she reported the assault.

The father of the injured man said his son's face was beaten so severely that he could hardly recognize him.

"I know it's him, but his face is just swollen so large I can hardly tell it's him," the father said.

He said his son, who would likely require complete facial reconstruction, had yet to regain full consciousness.

He also said that before the attack, his son told him he had fallen for a married woman.

"He said she was beautiful. I couldn't talk him out of it, and I tried three or four times," he said.

McClain, who has served as a sheriff's deputy for 10 months and was assigned to a county jail, will likely be fired, said Sgt. David Infante, a sheriff's spokesman.

He said a decision is expected Thursday.

In the meantime, McClain is being held in the Theo Lacy branch jail on $1 million bail.

A date for his arraignment has not been set.

Allen Robinson Jr Arrested for Violating a Family Violence Order


An employee with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office finds himself on the other end of the law after police say he violated a family violence order.

Albany Police arrested 35-year-old Allen Wade Robinson Junior just before noon Sunday at his home in the 1500 block of Stuart Avenue.

This is the second arrest in just two days for Robinson. On Friday he was charged with battery and two counts of cruelty to a child stemming from a September 30th incident.

His live-in girlfriend reported Robinson hit her in the face in front of her two children. He was released from jail Friday on a 2,000 dollar bond and ordered not to contact the victim.

Sunday he violated that protective order, and was once again placed into custody. Robinson is a detention officer with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.