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English Man, 21, Accused of Lewd Acts with 13-Year-Old Girl at Redlands Motel

Adam James Michael Robinson was arrested at 6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 27 at the Good Nite Inn, 1675 Industrial Park Ave., according to inmate records.

A 21-year-old man who recently jetted from England was arrested Thursday at a Redlands motel and accused of committing lewd acts with a 13-year-old Highland girl he met online, Redlands police said Friday.

"He was in England and she was here when he met her in an internet chatroom," Redlands police Detective Andy Capps said in a phone interview. "The relationship was discovered by the victim's parents."

Adam James Michael Robinson was arrested at 6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 27 at the Good Nite Inn, 1675 Industrial Park Ave., according to inmate records.

Robinson and the girl had communicated online over the past year before he allegedly flew to California on Dec. 15 and came to Redlands, according to Capps.

"Authorities learned of the relationship when the victim's parents brought the victim to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Highland Station to report the lewd acts," Capps said in a statement.

Sheriff's detectives in Highland notified Redlands police the suspect was staying in a room at the Good Nite Inn, where the lewd acts were alleged to have occurred.

Redlands police identified the suspect, obtained a search warrant for his room and vehicle, and arrested Robinson when he left his room Thursday evening, Capps said.

"Evidence was recovered from the suspect's motel room and vehicle, linking him to the victim," Capps said.

Robinson was booked on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a minor at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Robinson's bail was set at $1 million and Immigration and Naturalization Service officials have placed a hold on him, Capps said. Investigators from the Department of Homeland Security assisted Redlands police and the Sheriff's Department.

"We are interested if there are any other minors in the area that may have been conacted by him on the internet," Capps said. "We have no reason to believe that there are other vicitms, but there may be. The guy came a long way for this."

Robinson is from Fleetwood and Hampshire in England, Capps said. Fleetwood is a small town in northwest Lancashire, and Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England.

Redlands is in southwest San Bernardino County about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Anyone with more information about this case or about other possible victims was urged to call Capps at (909) 798-7642 or Redlands police dispatch at (909) 798-7681.

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Kevin December 31, 2012 at 06:15 PM
What you're talking about is perjury or making a false report to police. That is a crime. It always has been and there's nothing anywhere in this article or in any of the other posters' comments to suggest otherwise. You're not making much sense and seem to be altering your statement as you go along. At first you said "the law should apply to this girl, minor or not" and said that all she's getting is a "slap on the wrist". She's NOT getting a slap on the wrist because there's no suggestion she did anything wrong. She's been taken advantage of by this guy. The age of consent is there BECAUSE little girls and boys make stupid decisions and that's why it's illegal to have sexual contact with them. Now you're saying you think children SHOULD be protected and you AREN'T suggesting she should be charged with any offence....when clearly you were. There is no suggestion that this girl has made this up - he's British and has flown 6000 miles to go there and has clearly been in contact with her for some time. He clearly CANNOT be some random guy she's picked on because she shouldn't even know him.
Duncan January 03, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Fleetwood, Lancashire and Fleet, Hampshire are two totally different places and counties. Reading local newspapers, I understand that this person is from Fleet, Hampshire. A small affluent town in the South of England, UK. Hope this helps.
manny madoshi January 03, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Personally, I dont see this guy just getting deported. Federal guidelines call for either 3, 6 or 8 years for each charge (before any enhancements), and he had 6 individual charges so far. That's before they add on any additional charges once the prosecutor gets a good look at the case. I reckon he will have to take a plea, and sit it out in prison for a number of years. As a Brit who lives in USA, i feel ashamed that this guy who did this is from my Motherland! And IMHO, the poor girl is 100% a victim - he could have been a mentor to her, given her good advice and stayed where he was in UK, but he chose to take advantage of her immaturity to his own sick gain. No sympathy whatsoever for him, he should stay in prison as long as the law allows..
Michael J Woods January 14, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Absolutely.
Kevin January 15, 2013 at 01:57 AM
yeah, I was looking at it like that too. Apparently they can give you extra counts not just based on the days he saw her but also it's one count if he touches her breasts, another if he touches her backside then another if....you get the picture. Plus Kidnap charges are a good bet, since he lured her somewhere for sexual reasons. Two counts since there were two days he saw her. Then attempted Kidnap for the third day when she was due there but he got arrested. Probably a whole load of charges once they get hold of the computer records showing what he's been saying to her online. I'm guessing that if there's any child porn on his computer that that would be out of their jurisdiction since he's probably left it in the UK....could be a laptop though and he may have brought it. He's looking at a plea deal or taking a gamble on a VERY long sentence since all those sentences will be consecutive. I

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