- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A former Wichita school safety supervisor accused of molesting boys in Kansas has been found guilty of similar sexual assault charges in Colorado.

Alex Robinson, a former longtime Wichita police officer, was scheduled to go on trial this week in Wichita, but he missed the scheduled start of his trial Monday because he remains in custody in Colorado. He was convicted last week on two counts of sexual assault of a child, age 15 to 18, by a person in a position of trust in Colorado.

District Attorney Marc Bennett told the Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1fkoZu5 ) that Robinson will be sent back to Wichita if he posts a $10,000 bond in the Colorado case. He is scheduled to be sentenced there on Oct. 13.

“Due to his case in Colorado, he was unable to appear here. He hasn’t run off or anything,” Robinson’s Wichita defense attorney, Kurt Kerns, said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday. He declined further comment.

Robinson is facing eight child sexual assault charges in Wichita, including aggravated indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a child, according to court records. He has pleaded not guilty.

In early 2013, a 24-year-old man went to Wichita authorities, saying he had been molested and sodomized when he was a child by Robinson, who was then a police officer. The man testified at a preliminary hearing in April that he met Robinson through the Boys & Girls Club when he was 11 or 12, and was assaulted at Robinson’s Wichita apartment and at a recreation center.

A 13-year-old boy also testified during the April hearing, saying he was inappropriately touched by Robinson, whom he met through a youth-mentoring program where Robinson was a volunteer, during a church camp outing. A 17-year-old boy testified that Robinson groped him after the two were introduced by a relative.

At the time of his arrest in January 2013, Robinson was working as school safety services supervisor for the Wichita public school district. He also served on the board of directors for the mentoring program Real Men, Real Heroes. He was a former Wichita police officer for 22 years before joining the school district in 2006.

The alleged offenses in the Sedgwick County case stretch back to 2000, and the alleged victims ranged in ages from 11 to 14.

The Colorado case surfaced after news of the Wichita investigation prompted a man to come forward claiming he was molested when Robinson visited his home in 1996 or 1997.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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