There is a strange criminal case on the docket in Arkansas where Kevin Dale Robinson, 34, is charged with illegally recorded a 16-year-old girl in a shower but claims that his girlfriend told police that she took the video to get him into trouble. The prosecutors have refused to drop the case.
Robinson is charged with possessing or viewing matter depicting explicit conduct involving a child and video voyeurism. He works as a systems programmer for the University of Arkansas’ information technology services department.
After his arrest, Robison told Fayetteville police that his longtime girlfriend, Lela Churchwell, took the video and showed them an e-mail from Churchwell allegedly admitting to being a pathological liar and setting him up. He explained that Churchwell was jealous of his relationship with two juveniles. The police, however, dismissed his claims.
However, according to reports, Churchwell then told police that she had recorded the nude shower footage to get Robinson in trouble — just as Robinson claimed. She also said that she was pregnant with the child of another man and wanted the house to herself. She was then arrested for making a false report and for taking the video. She was also charged with battery for hitting Robinson with a shovel.
Mark Booher, 4th Judicial District deputy prosecutor, insists that charges against Robinson should nonetheless go forward. While he is not accused of sexual contact, the prosecutors still believe that Robinson make numerous comments of a sexual nature on a teenager. That does not, however, explain these criminal charges.
What exactly does it take to get a case dropped in Arkansas? Booher may make legal history in prosecuting both someone for framing an individual while still prosecuting the victim for the framed crime.
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