A Lansing man, 30-year-old Christopher Bryan Robbins, has been charged in a case involving two children he allegedly sexually assaulted while attending a wedding in Lewisburg, PA last September. Robbins faces charges in Pennsylvania’s Union County.
According to The Daily Item, Robbins sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl during his Lewisburg visit. The charges Robbins faces include aggravated indecent assault of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and two counts of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, all first-degree felony charges. Robbins also faces a misdemeanor charge of indecent assault of a person younger than 13.
Lewisburg District Judge Leo S. Armbruster arraigned Robbins on Wednesday, January 16. According to his criminal docket, Robbins was freed on $150,000 bail, but was initially held in the Union County Jail.
The alleged incidents took place in a hotel on September 2; the mother of the two children filed a complaint with Lansing police on October 29. An affidavit filed by Buffalo Valley police officers claimed that Lansing Police Department Detective Elizabeth Reust contacted the department regarding the alleged incident. She then forwarded them two computer discs containing three interviews which were videotaped, and a copy of the police report.
As experienced Michigan child molestation attorneys, we understand the seriousness of these accusations. Individuals who are convicted on sex-related charges face extremely harsh penalties, and a ruined reputation for life. Having to register as a sex offender negatively impacts an individual’s life, making it difficult to secure employment and putting restrictions on where he or she may live, among other things. While these incidents do happen every day, there are also many occasions on which innocent people are accused of crimes they did not commit.
If you have been arrested for or charged with child molestation or any sex-related offense, consult with an effective Michigan sex crime defense lawyer at once. Your attorney will work to protect you from severe penalties and keep you out of jail.