- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Police say a Dubuque man has been arrested and charged in connection with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl while she was walking home from school.

The Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1xiAfyO ) 20-year-old Robert L. Robbins was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree kidnapping. He remains in custody at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on $50,000 bond.

Police say the girl walked past Robbins’ house on her way home from school when he began following her, grabbed her by her coat and led her to a nearby shed.

According to a police complaint, Robbins said he intended to have sex with the girl and that she was frightened throughout their interaction.

Robbins has been assigned a public defender, but a specific attorney hasn’t yet been appointed to his case.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com


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