Former Collins Elementary secretary pleads guilty to sex crimes

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 10:58 AM
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A former secretary at Collins Elementary School pleaded guilty Monday to three sex crimes against children.

Tiffiny Robinson, a former school secretary, faces 80 years in prison for sex crimes involving a boy and a girl, both 15.  RAINIER EHRHARDT/STAFF
RAINIER EHRHARDT/STAFF
Tiffiny Robinson, a former school secretary, faces 80 years in prison for sex crimes involving a boy and a girl, both 15.

Tiffiny Robinson, 29, had been scheduled to be tried on six counts involving two children under the age of 16, but chose instead to plead guilty to two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation.

An indictment alleged Robinson had sex with a 15-year-old pupil at her home in the 2800 block of Rasha Drive on Jan 1. On Feb. 12, she picked up the boy from his home and drove him to the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center on 10th Street, where she booked a room and had sex with him again, according to the indictment.

She was also accused of taking a 15-year-old girl to a home on Channing Court between Jan. 1 and Feb. 16 “for the purpose of child molestation.” Robinson was not charged with actually molesting the girl.

School district officials launched an investigation Feb. 11 after a parent told Principal Thomas Norris that her children had heard rumors of the relationship during a Valentine’s Day dance at the school Feb. 10.

Robinson, who also was assistant coach for the girls basketball and softball teams, was placed on administrative leave after the district began its investigation.

She faces up to 80 years in prison, but sentencing was deferred because of the sudden plea. She will remain free on bond.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 08/29/11 - 11:49 am
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She poses a danger to

She poses a danger to children and should not be allowed near any unless she is under intense, direct adult supervision.

From a very reputable source, I learned that the victim is a child who was working to overcome an unstable family situation. He didn't need any more problems- particularly the kind this female brought him.

By the way, what are the conditions of her bond?

SCyankee
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SCyankee 08/29/11 - 12:55 pm
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oh come on...i'm not making
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oh come on...i'm not making excuses for her, but it's not like she molested some 8 year old. she obviously has some mental issues or is just addicted to sex like Tiger.

PrayN4U
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PrayN4U 08/29/11 - 12:59 pm
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She should not be bonded.

She should not be bonded. Anyone that preys on children, whether in a stable inviroment or not, is deployable. The punishment for sex offenders to children need to be adhered to not watered down. They should not be allowed to plea in order to get a lighter sentence. Our children are our greatest wealth. Without them there is no future.

SCyankee
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SCyankee 08/29/11 - 01:04 pm
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don't know about you, but i
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don't know about you, but i see our future walking around and they are deplorable.

dougk
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dougk 08/29/11 - 01:18 pm
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Depends a lot on where you
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Depends a lot on where you are looking, SCyankee.

SCyankee
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SCyankee 08/29/11 - 01:29 pm
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not really...the youth today
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not really...the youth today knows nothing except entitlement. but to get back on track, this lady has ruined her life and she will not get anything near 80 years. child molesters don't get sentences like that...this lady just can't keep it in her pants.

whyme
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whyme 08/29/11 - 02:25 pm
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Glad to see no one thinks she

Glad to see no one thinks she should get off easier b/c she's a woman. If people would leave kids alone there would be fewer issues for many when they get older. Most of the mentally ill have a molestation history (though not all who are molested become mentally ill, if that makes sense).
On another note, there are many teens who have no problem flirting with their teachers, and I know quite a few teachers who stay in a state of concern because they know that the kids can say what they want and the teachers are blamed. Seen how some of these kids come to school these days? Don't their folks care how they are dressed? Not that that means a teacher should give them a second glance but respect and modesty are out the window. I know someone who would give a blanket to the girls who want to lay all over the desk showing their goodies, encouraging better respect and minimizing any accusations if possible.

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happychimer 08/29/11 - 02:41 pm
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She was secretary at an

She was secretary at an elementary school.What are the ages of the victims? SCyankee you seem not to take child molesting serious.

happychimer
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happychimer 08/29/11 - 02:42 pm
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STOP BLAMING THE VICTIMS!

STOP BLAMING THE VICTIMS!

SCyankee
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SCyankee 08/29/11 - 03:01 pm
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@happy: well since the U.S.
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@happy: well since the U.S. justice system doesn't, why should i? they let real child molesters go free or do minimal time while they punish idiots like this to the full extent. i applaud her for at least stepping up and taking the blame and not wasting time or money.

dougk
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dougk 08/29/11 - 03:08 pm
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The U.S. Justice System does
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The U.S. Justice System does not handle child molestation cases.
And, this woman has not been sentenced yet....to the fullest extent or not.

SCyankee
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SCyankee 08/29/11 - 04:05 pm
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@doug: wow...so the justice
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@doug: wow...so the justice system within the United States does not handle criminal cases? get a clue...i didn't say the federal courts and in some cases they do.

AnotherOneBitesTheDust
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AnotherOneBitesTheDust 08/29/11 - 04:36 pm
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At the risk of being labeled

At the risk of being labeled a Chauvinist, if these are boys with a women, you cant molest the willing. I do not believe they will have much baggage other than the embarrasment of getting caught (which will turn into gloating as they get older). If young women were in the same role with a male however, i whole heartedly agree to string up the person responsible and do foul things to them. Heck of a double standard but....just my opinion

dougk
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dougk 08/29/11 - 05:06 pm
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WOW!!
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WOW!!

happychimer
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happychimer 08/29/11 - 05:36 pm
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I find it hard to believe

I find it hard to believe that some find it ok to molest children. That is disgusting.When anyone makes excuses to justify the crime, then they think it is ok to do the crime.I would love to see her get 80 years, but I can't see that happening; not with our justice system so soft on criminals.

dougk
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dougk 08/29/11 - 06:13 pm
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I agree with you on your
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I agree with you on your first oberservation, happychimer. But, contrary to popular opinion, the United States, in general, is much more punitive in terms of criminal sanctioning than the rest of the western world. And, so much for the effectiveness of that!!

billyjones1949
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billyjones1949 08/29/11 - 11:05 pm
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She doesn't look like she

She doesn't look like she would have any trouble getting partners her own age. What she is accused of doing is not right and if she is found guilty she should be punished for her actions.
If I offended anyone or insulted anyone with my comment about what is mine is mine yesterday-I am sorry.

Linthead
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Linthead 08/30/11 - 07:52 am
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Why are 15 year olds still in

Why are 15 year olds still in elementary school?

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Little Lamb 08/30/11 - 07:56 am
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@Linthead: The TV news last

@Linthead: The TV news last night said that the 15-year-old boy was in the 8th grade when the offense occurred. That would be considered middle school. We can assume he failed a grade or two.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/30/11 - 09:23 am
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She is pretty good-looking.

She is pretty good-looking. I think any 15-year-old boy would find it very hard to resist her - I know I would have at that age!

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 08/30/11 - 10:58 am
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filthy
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filthy ....................................

realitycheck09
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realitycheck09 08/30/11 - 01:11 pm
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I hate to make light of this,

I hate to make light of this, but if this happened to me when I was 15 I seriously doubt I would have considered the teacher a "predator." I think *maybe* some of you are a bit too puritan.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/30/11 - 01:48 pm
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Not sure about this one, I

Not sure about this one, I mean the same camp calling this terrible will be the first to ask a 15 year old to be fried in ol' sparky for crimes too.

15 is young, but there are younger ones having babies too.

The older woman exploiting the younger folks is wrong, so I don't want you all jumping on me here, but really 80 years?

Murders get less time.

Brad

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/30/11 - 01:49 pm
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Dixieman, realitycheck, I

Dixieman, realitycheck, I agree with what you are saying, I mean would folks be this upset had he gotten another 15 year old pregnant instead?

harley_52
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harley_52 08/30/11 - 02:42 pm
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Shows how times have

Shows how times have changed.

If my dad had found out that I (at 15) had sex with one of my teachers he would have blamed ME for it and ordered me to stop immediately before I got into trouble and embarrassed the family.

I'm not excusing anybody here, just noticing how times have changed in the last 50 years.

Jillian
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Jillian 08/30/11 - 03:11 pm
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80 years? That's insane.

80 years? That's insane. People murder someone and get less time than that.

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 08/30/11 - 03:49 pm
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realitycheck09 I'm sure there

realitycheck09

I'm sure there are plenty of boys out there who would agree with you but it wouldn't be their brain running the show. That's why it's against the law, because children under the age of consent are too immature to think logically or understand all the consequences. The kid probably doesn't even know about birth control.

I have no sympathy for her or for a male teacher who is "seduced" by a female student. It's a simple fact. It's illegal. You know it's illegal and you do it anyway so you get what you deserve.

In addition, people who lack self-control around children shouldn't be allowed to be around children. Luckily a sex crimes conviction will solve that problem in her case.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/31/11 - 12:06 pm
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I will always have fond

I will always have fond memories for Mrs. B my English teacher in my SC high school...and that's about all I've got to say about that.

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