Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Child Molester Gets Fifteen Year Sentence
A 15-year prison sentence has been given to a Putnam County man who has now pleaded guilty in a child rape case. 28-year-old Randall Shane Robinson of Water Plant Road in Baxter had originally been charged with rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery after an incident in December of 2008 in which he molested a six-year-old child who was staying at a home he was visiting. As part of his plea agreement, the charge was reduced to attempted rape of a child, which garnered him a 15-year sentence. Prosecutors say they agreed to the deal, in part, to keep the child victim from having to testify in a trial.