- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A judge says a man accused of trying to abduct a girl in Dubuque this year is not competent to stand trial.

Iowa District Court Judge Thomas Bitter made the comments Monday about 20-year-old Robert L. Robbins. Bitter said he based his assessment on a report from the Iowa Medical and Classification Center. Another report this year also determined Robbins was incompetent.

The Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1OcpzYS ) the judge is expected to rule on whether Robbins should continue restorative treatment at the center or if the case should be sent to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

Authorities say Robbins grabbed an 11-year-old girl in March in an attempt to sexually assault her. The girl was able to escape.

Robbins has pleaded not guilty to third-degree kidnapping.


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

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