A former Wichita police sergeant will stand trial on numerous child sex crime charges.
Alex Robinson appeared in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. He’s accused of crimes that happened from 2000 to 2012, with boys ranging in age from 11 to 14.
Robinson was arrested in January 2013 after a 24-year-old man came forward, alleging sex crimes that happened more than a decade before. Police found other potential victims during the investigation. He was formally charged in March, 2014.
Three people testified during Robinson’s preliminary hearing today. The three, all young males, accused Robinson of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Following testimony Wednesday, a judge bound Robinson over on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. His trial has been scheduled for July 6.
Robinson was a 22-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department when he retired in 2006 to take a job as security supervisor with Wichita Public Schools. In 2007, then-President George W. Bush was in Wichita and presented Robinson an award for volunteering more than 17,000 hours at the Boys and Girls Club.
In addition to the local case, Robinson is also facing similar crimes in Colorado. Last year, he was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child in a position of trust. The alleged crimes there happened in 1996 while Robinson was visiting the state.