Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Former Officer Alex Robinson Charged with Sexual Assault on Child

A former Wichita police officer and USD 259 security official is facing additional charges of child sex crimes, this time in Colorado.

This morning, 51-year-old Alex Robinson made his first court appearance in Colorado Springs. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child in a position of trust.

The alleged crimes happened between June 1 and August 31 of 1996, while Robinson was visiting the state. The alleged victim was between 15 and 18 years old.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 25.

Last week, Robinson made his first court appearance in Sedgwick County District Court facing similar charges:

Robinson was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and three counts of aggravated indecent liberties in connection to crimes alleged to have occurred between 2000 and 2002. The victim in that case was 12 to 13 years old at the time.

He was also charged with aggravated indecent liberties with an 11-year-old that allegedly happened in June 2012.

Robinson is also facing two counts of indecent liberties with a 14-year-old, alleged to have occurred between August 2011 and September 2012.

He's scheduled to be back in court for a preliminary hearing in Sedgwick County on March 27.


Robinson was first arrested on similar charges in January of 2013 after a 24-year-old man came forward, alleging sex crimes that happened more than a decade prior when he was a juvenile. Crimes of that nature typically carry a 5-year statute of limitations, but Captain Brent Allred said last year that certain qualifiers could be met allowing charges to be filed in this case, several years after the statute expired.

He was free on bond until being arrested again this week.

Robinson was a 22-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department, retiring as a sergeant in 2006. He then took a job a security supervisor with Wichita Public Schools, but has not been back to work since his first arrest last year. A school district spokesperson said his employment is currently "under review."

Robinson was last interviewed by KAKE News in 2007 after receiving an award from then-President George W. Bush for volunteering more than 17,000 hours at the Boys and Girls Club.

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