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Alleged rapist says he saw police car

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

The man accused in a reported attempted rape in Weston was in court on Tuesday morning to face the charges.

As exclusively reported in last week’s Landmark, Keith Lowell Robinson, 45, is charged with a class B felony for burglary, a felony of attempted rape, and a felony for forcible sodomy.

According to the probable cause statement, there is no known address listed for Robinson.

The probable cause statement describes the alleged incidents of the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 12.

According to the documents, Robinson approached the victim outside her home along Washington Street in Weston around 6:45 a.m. and asked if she had any landscaping work that needed to be done.

The documents report, she told him there was not any work to be done, and he left the area. A short time later he allegedly returned and entered the home through the unlocked front door and a five-year-old girl was in the front room at the time.

The statement alleges Robinson then locked the door behind him and proceeded to take off all of his clothing except for his boxer shorts and put on deodorant and lotion.

Robinson then allegedly found the victim in a downstairs bathroom and pushed her into the bathtub and tore off her shirt and shorts, and began to touch her.

The woman kicked and punched at Robinson and yelled for her daughter to run next door and get help from the female police officer who lives next door. Robinson then allegedly gathered his clothing from the front room and left the home, and was chased by the alerted police officer and was arrested after a short foot chase.

According to the probable cause, Robinson told officers he chose the home because he saw the police car next door and knew he would get caught.

According to docket entries, Ara Bailey was assigned as a public defender for Robinson on August 14. Robinson is scheduled to appear again before Judge James Van Amburg on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m.

A call requesting comment from Bailey was not returned by deadline on Tuesday.

Robinson is still being held at the Platte County Detention Center in lieu of a $150,000 cash-only bond. If convicted on all of the charges against him, Robinson faces life in prison.


8/13/08: Attempted rape reported at Weston


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