Agrees to be Sentenced to Between 144 and 210 Months
Greenbelt, Maryland – Kevin Robinson, age 53, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty today to transporting a minor to engage in sex.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Chief of Police Robert D. MacLean of the U.S. Park Police; and Special Agent in Charge William Winter of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
According to his plea agreement, on October 18, 2013, Robinson drove a nine year old girl and her parents to their home from a dental appointment, and dropped the parents off. Robinson then drove with the girl and other passengers to his girlfriend’s house, where he dropped off the other passengers. Robinson drove the girl to the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Greenbelt, Maryland where he worked.
They entered his office and the girl began playing games on Robinson’s computer. Robinson then told the victim to remove her clothes. Robinson licked the victim’s chest and bit her breast, cutting the skin and causing a mark. Robinson attempted to have sex with her and the victim told him to stop. The victim put her clothes back on and they left BARC.
Once in his vehicle, Robinson told the victim to perform oral sex, which she did. Robinson then drove the victim back home. The victim told her parents what happened. The parents called the police. The victim was taken to the hospital. DNA analysis identified Robinson’s saliva on the victim’s breast.
As part of his plea agreement, Robinson must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Robinson and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Robinson will be sentenced to between 144 to 210 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus has scheduled sentencing for January 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the "resources" tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the U.S. Park Police and HSI Baltimore for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Hollis Weisman, who prosecuted the case.