Monday, January 21, 2013
Wichita detectives spent much of their holiday weekend investigating a former sergeant of their own department. Alex Robinson faces allegations involving child sex crimes that happened more than a decade ago.
Robinson is now on administrative leave from the Wichita School District, where he has worked the last five years as a security supervisor. Robinson retired from the Wichita Police Department in 2006. Since then, he has been a high-ranking security guard with USD 259.
Police say a 24-year-old man lodged a complaint against Robinson, saying the sex happened when he was 12 years old. Today, Police Chief Norman Williams remained virtually mum, but he did say detectives have been busy over what should have been a holiday weekend.
"I can tell you that they have worked quite a bit over the weekend, as well as today," Williams said. "They are working today, following up on some additional information and things of that nature, so we are working today on the holiday."
According to the report, the alleged sex would have happened while Robinson was still a police officer.
Meanwhile, the story put a damper on today's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Like Robinson, Mayor Carl Brewer has volunteered many hours at the Boys and Girls Club of Wichita and learned of the arrest from news reports.
"We just have to let the courts figure out exactly, through investigations and police, figure out exactly what went on and what happened or whether it did happen, I don't know," Brewer said.
Robinson was last interviewed by KAKE News in 2007 after receiving an award from President Bush for more than 17,000 hours of volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club.
Chief Williams says he will have more information about these allegations against Alex Robinson tomorrow morning. For now, though, Robinson is out of jail on a $250,000 bond. We'll know more tomorrow about when the police department could forward a case to the district attorney.