Former Area Policeman Faces t is an active investigation

A former Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer is facing charges of rape and child molestation. Brian Robinson, 32, was taken into custody at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 10. He was charged on Friday morning with first-degree statutory rape, three counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree child molestation and he’s being held at the Scott County Jail. Officials say Robinson was terminated from his position with the department on Friday morning. He had been with the department for nearly three years and the alleged incident happened when Robinson was 17 years old. Police say the department has one of the strictest application processes in the area. It includes background checks, a psychological test with a third party and more. He said they do everything they can to prevent this type of situation, and they’ll continue to work harder to keep it from happening in the future and this is an active investigation.

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