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The Collins Elementary School secretary accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old eighth-grade boy surrendered to Richmond County authorities shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Tiffiny Robinson, 28, on one count of sexual assault and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Robinson arrived at the Richmond County jail on Walton Way with her attorney, Richard Allen, and two other people who refused to identify themselves.

When a reporter asked Allen for comment after Robinson was dropped off, he said: "The case will take its own course."

Patrick Clayton, the Richmond County school safety and security chief, said school safety officials and sheriff's deputies visited the home of Robinson and her "loved ones" to find her for an arrest.

"We've been actively pursuing her today," Clayton said earlier Wednesday afternoon. "We've issued a be-on-the-lookout (alert) for 911, and we've been actively looking for her all day long."

Clayton also confirmed that Robinson had been charged with shoplifting, a misdemeanor, in 2004.

Robinson, who has been placed on administrative leave while the school district's investigation into the allegations of sexual improprieties continues, has been secretary at Collins for five years.

She is also an assistant coach for the girls basketball and softball teams. Her salary in the 2009-10 school year was $19,115.

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Gaangel
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Gaangel 02/16/11 - 08:02 pm
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What does her salary have to

What does her salary have to do with the price of eggs?

crackerjack
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crackerjack 02/16/11 - 08:25 pm
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It's amazing what some people

It's amazing what some people will do for some lunch money! :) I think it's called moonlighting. Where's the pic?

crackerjack
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crackerjack 02/16/11 - 08:27 pm
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Loss of job, and a slap on

Loss of job, and a slap on the hand. After all, she's a woman. Like the other ones, nothing much will happen. Now if it was a man with a 15 year old girl, it would be 30 days in the electric chair.

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dougk 02/16/11 - 09:07 pm
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"Actively pursuing" her like
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"Actively pursuing" her like they have other folks charged with child molestation in the area, I understand.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 02/16/11 - 09:08 pm
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Looks good in orange!!

Looks good in orange!! Salary, if lost, might mean the loss of health insurance for her family. Just sad!!

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showboat 02/16/11 - 09:47 pm
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WHY WOULD THEY HAVE A 911
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WHY WOULD THEY HAVE A 911 ALERT?

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dsmith0717 02/16/11 - 10:29 pm
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I agree what does her salary

I agree what does her salary have to do with anything but lets not forget she is presumed innocent until proven guilty we dont know the whole story and if it is true lets pray for not only the victim but her also and her kids too.

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reba530 02/16/11 - 10:59 pm
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Wow!!!! Please tell me why
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Wow!!!! Please tell me why this lady thought that she would not get caught. HELLO!!!! Kids do talk You deserve everything you got. Maybe I will apply for your job and I bet I want mess with any school age kids.

dougk
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dougk 02/16/11 - 11:14 pm
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dang, she popped for the
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dang, she popped for the Marriott on that salary?

Mr. Arthur
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Mr. Arthur 02/17/11 - 01:23 am
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where's the crime

where's the crime

hdrider
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hdrider 02/17/11 - 03:08 am
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There was a victim? I'm sure

There was a victim? I'm sure he was high-fiving his friends as most of us would have when we were 15. Our laws are so backwards. BTW, the same goes for 15 year old girls. When I was that age I could remember 13-14 year olds with multiple partners. They know very well what they are doing, and they're enjoying it. Why can't we let them have their fun?

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corgimom 02/17/11 - 08:31 am
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Because, hdrider, people send

Because, hdrider, people send their children to school and they expect them to be safe. They do not send their children to school to become prey for child molesters. You don't seem to understand that.

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mommie2 02/17/11 - 09:11 am
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15 in the 8th grade?

15 in the 8th grade?

bettyboop
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bettyboop 02/17/11 - 09:41 am
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Wow hdrider....what kind of

Wow hdrider....what kind of people did you grow up around?.....Would you condone that kind of behavior from your own children.....?

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miss.k. 02/17/11 - 09:50 am
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"let them have their fun?"

"let them have their fun?" you obviously don't have kids. at 13 and 14 they are not emotionally ready for the potential consequences that come with being sexually active. as for her, my guess is she will get a slap on the wrist.

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WW1949 02/17/11 - 10:07 am
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hrider, you must have grown

hrider, you must have grown up in the wilderness if you don't see anything wrong with this.
What if she got pregnant who would support the child. Not the young man beccause there are child labor laws. I would bet you $1000.00 dollars that it would be the taxpayer thru welfare and all the other give away programs for people like this that do not think past the moment.

aureliusdios
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aureliusdios 02/17/11 - 11:16 am
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Here we go! The lady had a

Here we go! The lady had a job!

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gaj265 02/17/11 - 11:29 am
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It's called child

It's called child molestation. Employees of the school system are entrusted with our children everyday. This is obviously not in the best interest of this BOY"s welfare. There is something wrong with a 28 year old grown WOMAN who would even think about having sex with a 15 year old BOY. Healthy adults do not look for grade school sexual partners. She deserves to be duly punished and not allowed within 50 feet of anyone else's children.

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crazy7209 02/17/11 - 11:30 am
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1st question....she had a

1st question....she had a prior misdemeanor charge...still got a job or was able to keep her job. 2nd question....she couldn't go to a bar a find a willing male her age to take care of her she had to prey on a minor child? 3rd question....on administrative leave...with pay??? These are some serious charges. As a parent of kids in Richmond County Schools if my kids were at her school I would be demanding she be fired and black balled from ever having a job in the school system. Too many jobless people out there that know how to keep their hands to themselves and be a better role model.

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mable8 02/17/11 - 12:18 pm
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What a shame that a grown

What a shame that a grown woman could not find a suitable age-appropriate male for a companion. If found guilty, I don't think she will get off lightly and the consequences will be around for a lifetime. For her foolishness, she will find in the future that getting a decent paying job, suitable housing, and furthering her education have been tossed to the wind even though she served the prescribed sentence--that's just the way it is. Commit a crime and time is served until you die...there is no such thing as having paid a debt to society.

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mefirst 02/17/11 - 02:09 pm
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"What a shame that a grown

"What a shame that a grown woman could not find a suitable age-appropriate male for a companion. If found guilty, I don't think she will get off lightly and the consequences will be around for a lifetime. For her foolishness, she will find in the future that getting a decent paying job, suitable housing, and furthering her education have been tossed to the wind even though she served the prescribed sentence--that's just the way it is. Commit a crime and time is served until you die...there is no such thing as having paid a debt to society".

One of the most cogent statements I've ever read on this site. She will never be able to live this down, no matter how the State decides to punish her, and no matter how much of her "debt" she pays to society. She's marked for life...could it be that is the whole point?
What kind of sick, demented person would do this to a child? That he was 15 and still in 8th grade should be evidence enough hat this kid has problems, and should be getting help of the socio-mental variety. Jail without the key for this so-called "Teacher".

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Ashleyn1 02/17/11 - 03:24 pm
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Nasty, nasty and MORE NASTY!

Nasty, nasty and MORE NASTY! What are grown people thinking? She should be in jail and the boy, well, he needs some kind of punishment, not just at home. I think some kind of probation or detention would be a good idea so that when he is older is isn't praying on some "child". Make these people realize what they've done! DANG!

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burninater 02/17/11 - 03:25 pm
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Yup, just like everyone

Yup, just like everyone predicted, the clamor of "innocent until proven guilty" is deafening in this case! Just got done reading the ACES editorial cautioning people from speculating on this molestation accusation, bravo to them!

The level playing field of justice and public opinion just brings a tear to my eye. We are such a noble culture.

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Ashleyn1 02/17/11 - 03:48 pm
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You are right burninater...i

You are right burninater...i should have made my statement with "if" guilty, sorry.

burninater
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burninater 02/17/11 - 03:51 pm
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Ashelyn1, that was by no

Ashelyn1, that was by no means directed at you specifically, it was just a general observation about the dramatic differences between responses to somewhat similar cases with dissimilar defendents ...

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Ashleyn1 02/17/11 - 03:58 pm
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Oh i took it not to only be

Oh i took it not to only be towards me, but you are so right...we all too quickly assume people are guilty!

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scmaize 02/17/11 - 07:46 pm
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Crackerjack: This is a

Crackerjack: This is a popular opinion, but not based on fact. There have been studies done on the sentences handed down to men and women who have become sexually involved with students who are minors. On average, the women received MORE severe sentences than the men did. I'm not sure why, but the average sentence men received was quite a bit shorter.

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crackerjack 02/17/11 - 10:53 pm
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scmaize... thanks for the

scmaize... thanks for the input. Is there a link that I could see these facts. I am going by the most publicized cute little blonde teachers in Florida that didn't do any time a few years back.

lylagirl
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lylagirl 02/17/11 - 10:56 pm
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What a shame.....

What a shame.....

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sassylassie 02/18/11 - 01:26 am
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My question is this..why is

My question is this..why is she so special that she is receiving leave WITH PAY? Just the fact that she is locked up for such a charge should be reason enough to dismiss her. I believe it should be leave WITHOUT PAY if you aren't at work because you're in jail or being investigated due to a criminal charge of this nature. What is wrong with this picture?

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