Former Collins Elementary secretary pleads guilty to sex crimes

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

A former secretary at Collins Elementary School pleaded guilty Monday to three sex crimes against children.

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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